Octopi are known for being incredibly intelligent, intuitive, and able to imitate their surroundings. The octopus in filmmaker Benjamin Savard's studio definitely fits the mold.
Savard is currently working on a science-related film project at Middlebury College in Vermont. On this day, he attempted to take some photos of an on-campus octopus. When he put his camera down, the octopus instinctively snatched it, put it into position, and took some epic shots.
Now, the octopus didn't use his tentacle like a finger -that would be just too much. The camera was set to automatically take several shots per second, so the resulting octo-snap made a perfect GIF, one that Savard put onto the Internet immediately. We're certainly glad that he did.