A grizzly bear cruises a popular game trail in Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming.
Animals Gone Wild: Nature Gets in on National Selfie Day
#NationalSelfieDay is the day to celebrate something many people—and even some animals—do all year long.
Visit enough tourist attractions and you might be under the impression that every day is selfie day. But no—June 21 is the one official National Selfie Day, according to a radio DJ in Arlington, Texas, who was able to rally people around a singular celebration of a daily occurrence.
(See Earth’s first selfie from 1972.)
Even animals get in the selfie game fairly often … sort of. Photographing animals in the wild is difficult, because human presence scares them away. So in the 1980s, photographers started using camera traps. In the early days, a pressure pad was connected to a battery-operated flash and camera. When an animal stepped on the pad, it triggered the camera—essentially creating a self-portrait.