GoPro cameras have allowed the world to capture incredible footage, many times from perspectives we otherwise would’ve never been able to see. It’s not just humans though who are capable of using the cameras.
Milo, a sea lion at the Aquarium of the Pacific has his very own GoPro selfie stick that he uses to give us a look at what it’s like to swim alongside him.
The selfie stick was created specifically for sea lions by Hugh Ryono, who has been a volunteer at Aquarium of the Pacific since it opened in 1998.
The pole itself is made out of an old target stick wrapped up and fitted with a GoPro mount. In the event Milo drops it, there’s a float attached to ensure the GoPro isn’t lost in the tank.
As for why he made it, Ryono said in a blog post that ‘I just thought it would 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 video is short at only 14 seconds long, but considering it performed well during its inaugural run, it’s likely we’ll see more underwater footage in the future.
[via Daily Mail]
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