“They aren’t known for being particularly clever like chimps, just inquisitive. Despite probably never having any contact with humans before, they didn’t seem to feel threatened by our presence.”
That’s what photographer, David Slater, (pictured above) said about these Indonesian crested black macaques BEFORE they swiped his camera and started taking Facebook-worthy self portraits. Perhaps they felt it necessary to shoot down the myth of chimps being smarter. And who can blame them, really? Truth be told, back in my early 20′s, I hung out with some pretty cool people who looked a lot like these macaques…so looking at these pics was like a walk down memory lane.
I wish my chronically depressed cat would take a self-portrait of her pathetic self so I could maybe sell it and have enough money to buy her expensive gimpy bowel food AND keep my lights on.