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Marine Biologists Gave This Octopus a Camera and Now Its Snapping Photos Marine Biologists Gave This Octopus a Camera and Now Its Snapping Photos

Marine Biologists Gave This Octopus a Camera and Now Its Snapping Photos

If scientists ever zap a creature with so much radiation that it grows to building-stomping size, it won’t be lizards that we should be worried about — it’ll be octopuses. Man, are these things smart, a little too smart, possibly. Marine biologists at a the Sea Life aquarium in New Zealand gave their octopus, Rambo a camera and the 8-armed mollusk instantly began taking more photos than tourist at Disney World.

Rambo has a Sony TX30 compact camera attached to the outside of her tank and has learned to press a red shutter button when aquarium visitors stand in front of a designated backdrop. Yeah, she’s pretty much one step away from getting a job at Sears’ family portrait studio.

So, just what exactly does this new octo-photog have in mind? We already know that octopuses can escape from just about any sort of enclosure.

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And their camouflage skills are the stuff that NAVY Seals dream about.

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We better just hope that octopuses decide they want to be friends with mankind, because if they ever grow to Godzilla-like size, we’re all screwed. In the meantime, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that Rambo starts an Instagram account.

Visitors to the aquarium can get a Rambo original for $2 and she’s not a bad photographer as evidenced by this photo of some primary school kids on a field trip.

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