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Sea Lion Selfie Stick

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Sea Lion Selfie Stick
Milo and the sea lion selfie stick.

Hugh's Aquarium Views Video Number 3

Just for fun I made a selfie stick for the sea lions. Why? 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.

I used an old target pole and mounted the GoPro on the end where the float is. The float actually neutralized the weight of the camera and mount which made it easy for a sea lion to hold while swimming underwater.

I had Milo try out the rig during an early morning training session. After checking out the feel of the selfie stick Milo proceeded to take the camera on a quick but exciting circuit of the front pool of the exhibit.

Check out the video of the swim. I think the selfie stick worked quite well.

Sea Lion Selfie Stick
A dramatic perspective of Milo swimming through the pinniped exhibit.  | Milo the Sea Lion
Sea Lion Selfie Stick
One of Milo's selfies.  | Milo the Sea Lion

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