Rambo, the Octographer

Say “cheese!”

Rambo is the world’s first professional shutterbug.  Aquarium staff at the Sea Life Aquarium trained one of their octopus (via operant conditioning) to push a red button, which is connected to a digital camera’s shutter button in an underwater camera housing.  Aquarium visitors can pay $2 for photos taken by Rambo, with proceeds going towards conservation programs.

Here’s a video (produced by Sony, who supplied the camera) of Rambo snapping away.

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