We often see photographs of wildlife or of photographers taking pictures of wildlife. But what about wildlife photographers? That is, animals taking pictures?

It's unusual for animals to use tools, although these critters certainly seem to want to. We all know that chimps and other primates sometimes use tools, but did you know that octopuses also use them? And that crows are so smart, that they understand how to displace water?

These adorable photos capture the unexpected encounters between photographers and their subjects. Some animals seem to want to help out; others get behind the camera themselves.

Have you ever had an animal want to participate in your photography? Vote on your favorite photo, or post your own below!

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Fox And A Photographer

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LisaDalto 3 years ago

How do I look?

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#2

Cheetah With Camera

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SharaGuinesso 3 years ago

i always love seeing thinks like this. How something so powerful and "dangerous" can just sit and relax. Although i might still be a little worried lol

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#3

Koala With Camera

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MiaRodriguez 3 years ago

a natural :)

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#4

Animals With Camera

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JohnHockaday 3 years ago

It's Snow White

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Fox With Camera

Fox With Camera

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KrissiBanzon 3 years ago

I'm ready for my close up!

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#6

Monkey With Camera

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SimonaMihaela 3 years ago

He used to have a camera... Now, it belongs to the monkey :)

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#7

Bear With Camera

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MargePamintuan 3 years ago

Photographer is in a tree somewhere, praying the bear is near-sighted and has a cold.

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Monkey With Camera

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LeopardHorse56 3 years ago

How does this work? Oh well, I'll just press all buttons at the same time. *three weeks later* And the award for Photo of the Year... MONKEY

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#9

Meerkat With Camera

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DrakulantyuDrakulancs 3 years ago

Don't move for a minute Josh, I am zooooming onto your favorit flea!

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#10

Penguin With Camera

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TinyDynamine 3 years ago

I keep telling you, you're too close to the lens!

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#11

Fox With Camera

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SharaGuinesso 3 years ago

"Could you please just stay still! I almost had the PERFECT shot!"

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#12

Mouse With Camera

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AicxMedina 3 years ago

This is what you call macro photographer.. ahaha

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#13

Meerkat With Camera

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AicxMedina 3 years ago

Man..really? As if the lens is not heavy enough? Ahaha..

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#14

Squirrel With Camera

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ShelleyJude 3 years ago

does my bum look big in this?

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#15

Panda With Camera

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AsrulNaim 3 years ago

can you sit still?

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#16

Cat With Camera

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LisaDalto 3 years ago

The only one biting the camera.... not the lion or monkey... but the cat!

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#17

Beaver With Camera

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ShelleyJude 3 years ago

Mate! You've got to see this...

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#18

Chipmunk With Camera

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SaraOwens 3 years ago

Chip: What part did Gadget say we needed. Dale: What does this button do Chip? [presses button]

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#19

Squirrels With Camera

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SharaGuinesso 3 years ago

"Fred... I can only see the top of your head and your ears."

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#20

Fox With Camera

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RémiKhayyat 3 years ago

Stay still or I'll shoot

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#21

Squirrel With Camera

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MarthaDonaldson 3 years ago

OMG! Did you see that? Quick - get the shot and we'll be famous on line!

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#22

Baby Cheetah With Camera

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Cheli 3 years ago

Mr. I'm so sad you won't let me try, please PLEASE PLEASE, let me give it a try, I promise I won't break it.

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#23

Lion With Camera

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TinyDynamine 3 years ago

You won't be seeing that again!

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#24

Ferret With Camera

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Rism 3 years ago

Give it to me, Give it to meeee~~|

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KarenKrause 3 years ago

So you're choices are between the one with you in the tree or the one on the swing...

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#26

Lion With Camera

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SharaGuinesso 3 years ago

uh oh i hope that's a heavy duty camera... lol

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#27

Cheetah With Camera

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JanMazzulla 3 years ago

I simply cannot work under these conditions!

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#28

Cat With Camera

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TillieMartinussen 3 years ago

Aaaaw!!!! For crying out loud! That's so cute!!!

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#29

Alpine Marmot With Camera

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ShaniRussell 3 years ago

Bob! Bob.. move a little closer... put your arm around Eileen!

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#30

Monkeys With Camera

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EduardoOzorio 3 years ago

Gogogo, Travis get the belt, Alan lens, Didi the tripod... I ll get the camara... Puffy stop eating food and help US.. Fast...

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#31

What About This Guys? This Bear Definitely Want To Participate In The Photography.

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Rism 3 years ago

RUUUUUUNNNN

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#32

Lemur Helps Take A Photo At The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, Sheffield

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DanielJensen 3 years ago

"Hold steady, red, wait for it...wait for it..."

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#33

Squirrel With Camera

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Cicely Gilman 1 year ago

"There's no nuts here!"

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Monkey With Camera

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AlbisteanuGabriela 3 years ago

Banana for scale

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#35

Yohomedia.com - Our Peruvian Cameraman

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ShaniRussell 3 years ago

Will you guys get on your Marks??? We haven't got all the light in the world y'know!!!

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#36

Maisi Mara Lion 1998 A Very Curious Gorgeous Lion 22reva@gmail.com

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AnnAbdelzaher 3 years ago

"Didn't you learn when my wife walked off with the other camera (previous pic). you Paparazzi never learn!"

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#37

The Mastermind

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AileenBrown 3 years ago

Now you'll know how it feels to be photographed all the time!

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#38

Dave Jackson Uk

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TinaHolm 3 years ago

And ACTION ! !

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#39

Give It To Me!

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ChristineBlonowicz 3 years ago

Selfieeeeeeeee!

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#40

"am I Close Enough?"

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MaryJackson 3 years ago

Whatcha doin'??

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#41

Katta At Work...

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Cicely Gilman 1 year ago

"These photography lessons are fascinating!"

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#42

Baa

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JanMazzulla 3 years ago

the soul patch is righteous dude!

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#43

Bff Photo

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MaryJackson 3 years ago

That's it, just a butterfly kiss to the right!

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#44

No! More Free Clicks

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CarolineJGoldberg-Morrissey 3 years ago

this is how we say our prayers.....

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Credit: Crphotography, 2014. Taken At Huntsville, Ala.'s Botanical Gardens' Butterfly Room.

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Cicely Gilman 1 year ago

"Can I zoom in?"

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Nikon Reclame (!!!)

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Cicely Gilman 1 year ago

"Great color combo!"

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#47

Timon Trying Out Photography

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Cicely Gilman 1 year ago

"Smells like tuna!"

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#48

For Any Pose Contact Me #pose Maker © Yuvraj Sharma

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Cicely Gilman 1 year ago

"I'm still waiting for a better camera!"

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Lemur Helps Take A Photo At The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, Sheffield

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Cicely Gilman 1 year ago

"Lady we already did this!"

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#50

My Cat Be Like Yeah I'm Dead

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Cicely Gilman 1 year ago

"I'm sexy!"

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Butterfly With A Gun © Yuvraj Sharma

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Cicely Gilman 1 year ago

"I hope I'm not too heavy!"