We often see photographs of wildlife or of wildlife photography being taken from the cute animals' point of view. But what about wildlife photographers? That is, animals taking pictures of the pictures they're being pictured on?

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

These animal photography shots capture the unexpected encounters between photographers and their subjects. Some of these funny animals seem to want to help out; others get behind the camera themselves for a selfie or two.

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

#2

Cheetah With Camera

Chris Du Plessis Report

SharaGuinesso
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Fox With Camera

Fox With Camera

Dan Dinu Report

#6

Monkey With Camera

Report

SimonaMihaela
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#7

Bear With Camera

Report

MargePamintuan
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#8

Monkey With Camera

Report

LeopardHorse56
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

Meerkat With Camera

Will Burrard Lucas Report

DrakulantyuDrakulancs
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#10

Penguin With Camera

David C Schultz Report

TinyDynamine
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#11

Fox With Camera

Report

SharaGuinesso
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#12

Mouse With Camera

Simon Roy Report

#13

Meerkat With Camera

Will Burrard Lucas Report

AicxMedina
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

Cat With Camera

Report

LisaDalto
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Chipmunk With Camera

wallpoper.com Report

SaraOwens
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#19

Squirrels With Camera

Report

SharaGuinesso
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#21

Squirrel With Camera

Vadim Trunov Report

MarthaDonaldson
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#22

Baby Cheetah With Camera

Report

Cheli
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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.

View more comments
#23

Lion With Camera

Report

#24

Ferret With Camera

Liba Radova Report

Rism
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#25

#34

Report

KarenKrause
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#26

Lion With Camera

Paul Souders Report

SharaGuinesso
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#27

Cheetah With Camera

Report

JanMazzulla
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I simply cannot work under these conditions!

View more comments
#28

Cat With Camera

Report

#29

Alpine Marmot With Camera

Report

ShaniRussell
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#30

Monkeys With Camera

John Greene Report

EduardoOzorio
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#32

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

Report

DanielJensen
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#33

Squirrel With Camera

Report

#35

Yohomedia.com - Our Peruvian Cameraman

Report

ShaniRussell
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#36

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

Report

AnnAbdelzaher
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#37

The Mastermind

Report

AileenBrown
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#41

Katta At Work...

Report

Cicely Gilman
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"These photography lessons are fascinating!"

View more comments
#43

Bff Photo

Report

MaryJackson
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#48

For Any Pose Contact Me #pose Maker © Yuvraj Sharma

Report

Cicely Gilman
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

See Also on Bored Panda