(NEWS) — WIKIMEDIA has declined a photographer’s requests to remove an image he says is being used online without permission, claiming the copyright belongs to the monkey who pressed the shutter button.

British nature photographer David Slater was in Indonesia in 2011, photographing crested black macaques, when one of the creatures stole off with one of his cameras and took hundreds of selfies, the London Telegraph reports.

Although many of the images were blurry, several of them were undeniably charming — including the macaque seemingly grinning for a self-portrait — and were widely distributed internationally.

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