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Would you believe this photograph, and many more, was shot by an octopus?

How would you feel if your photo is taken by an eight-arm photographer who’s a sucker for your smile? Meet Rambo, an octopus at Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand.

She is trained to photograph visitors who are happy to strike a pose in front of her tank. ‘When we first tried to get her to take a photo, it only took three attempts for her to understand the process,’ said trainer Mark Vette. ‘That’s faster than a dog. Actually it’s faster than a human in some instances’.

In collaboration with SEA LIFE, Rambo is ‘hired’ by Sony to showcase their camera’s durability under water. For now, Rambo charges US$2 and it all goes toward the aquarium’s conservation programmes. Be sure to check her hours first, as the aquarium has put its resident diva on a light work schedule.

Via Peta Pixel

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About the author

Kenny lives in Singapore and was a multi-hyphenated brand consultant-strategic marketeer-PR practitioner before he realised he is even better at not doing much. He now spends his time not thinking about it and tries to do as little as possible. He is Piscean, if that helps.