Yes, This Sea Lion Is Using A Selfie Stick

A sea lion uses a selfie stick to film its underwater surroundings in beautiful video going viral.

Milo carries a pole, with a GoPro attached, in his mouth as he dives into the water at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.

Viewers see him twice swimming down, along and back up to the surface in the 14-second clip posted to YouTube on Thursday.

Aquarium volunteer Hugh Ryono said he made the stick, essentially a GoPro camera mounted to the end of an old target pole that’s used for training animals, “just for fun.”

In a blog post, he said he thought it’d “be neat to see a swimming sea lion from the same selfie stick perspective that surfers and other action sports athletes use to give a ‘you are there’ feel to their shots.”

“The float actually neutralized the weight of the camera and mount which made it easy for a sea lion to hold while swimming underwater,” he added.

But will Milo have copyright over the clip? After all, he did film it.

It’s unlikely. A federal judge said in Jan. that the rights to a toothy selfie taken inadvertently by a grinning macaque monkey could not belong to him.

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