So what do you think? Photoshopped?I’m a bit skeptical about the whole deal. According to a British photographer named David Slater, he was taking pictures of a couple of Indonesian Macaques, when one of them took his camera and began to photograph him itself… allegedly. I mean, how believable is that story? the monkey in the photos looks like he came out of a Pixar Film.
But Slater, like any real photographer, is sticking to his guns. He tells The Telegraph that the little guy was probably captivated by its own image, reflected in the camera’s lens, which is believable. He said that “They [the monkeys] were quite mischievous jumping all over my equipment, and it looked like they were already posing for the camera when one hit the button.” and then the whole posing for the camera took off, allegedly, “The sound got his attention and he kept pressing it. At first it scared the rest of them away but they soon came back—it was amazing to watch.”
So apparently there was about a hundred shots of the monkey, but most of them were to blurry, and were not worthy of putting them up on display. However, these two images were perfect… If they are real, then this is an awesome photo to rekindle that Zoologist dream you had growing up. However, if they are fake, well, that dream is just getting tainted by having to create fake monkey’s to attract your interest.