It’s a great promotion for the London Zoo’s ongoing Animal Photography Prize, but this time the animal himself took the photograph.
A 12-year-old ring-tail lemur named Bekily grabbed the camera from his keeper during feeding time and held it up to his face to grab a selfie.
“We’re always taking quick pics of the animals we look after,” said Tegan McPhail. “With workmates this cute, it’s hard to resist – but Bekily definitely wanted to get in on the action himself this time.”
(See full shot below)
“As I was snapping away, he grabbed the camera lens and pulled it towards his own face. It took him a few attempts but he got a great profile pic in the end.”
The contest closes on April 1.
A second selfie Bekily shot probably showed a little too much nose, but you can see it at the Zoo’s website.