They're calling it the "elfie."
UBC student Christian LeBlanc, 22, spent the last semester on an exchange program in Bangkok, Thailand.
About two months ago, he and his girlfriend, Laura Reid, stopped at an elephant sanctuary on the side of the road on Koh Phangan Island, bought a basket of bananas and started feeding an elephant.
When he ran out of the snack, however, the elephant turned its attention to LeBlanc’s GoPro camera.
“I didn’t even have time to think. It all happened so fast,” LeBlanc told CBC News.
“I was taking photos and feeding the elephant bananas until I ran out of bananas and the elephant grabbed my GoPro while the camera was set to ‘timelapse,’” LeBlanc wrote to Global News in an email. “This allowed the camera continuous shooting and enabled it to take the ‘elphie’! Couldn’t believe it when I saw how well the photo turned out.”
In the well-framed photo, both LeBlanc and the elephant appear to be posing for the camera.Read More »from The ‘elfie’: Elephant grabs BC man’s GoPro camera, snaps epic selfie