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.
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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