A rare elphie: Elephant takes selfie with Vancouver man (PHOTOS)

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A Vancouver man’s adventures in Southeast Asia are receiving some international attention after an elephant used its trunk to grab his camera and took an ‘elphie’.

Christian Leblanc told The Daily Mail that he was feeding elephants in Koh Phangan, Thailand. When his supply of bananas ran out, the animal gently took hold of his GoPro camera while it was on the time lapse setting.

Leblanc told the newspaper that the “elphie” was his “best selfie and quite possibly the best ever.”

The 22-year-old recently graduated from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He first arrived in Thailand four months ago and is now traveling the Philippines with his girlfriend.

Just had an article written about my #elphie (elephant selfie, clever I know) in the Daily Mail and the Mirror UK

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Christian Leblanc’s other adventures

Travel is temporary, selfies are forever. Had a whale of a time swimming alongside 10 of these gentle giants today!

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Is that photoshopped? #nah

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Just posted my Kuang Si Falls vlog! The most beautiful place I’ve ever been. Link in my bio A photo posted by Christian LeBlanc (@christian_leblanc) on

When you tryin to get a selfie but bae really wana be Laos’ next top model. #shestoohot #hotdamn

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I also don’t have any Oscars @leonardodicaprio A photo posted by Christian LeBlanc (@christian_leblanc) on

On to the next one @laurareidd #Gopro #thailand #followmeto #kohphiphi #travel #beach #herschelsupply #amzthld

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Tino is no pirate but he’s always had a thing for booty @travelingtino #yoho #gopro A photo posted by Christian LeBlanc (@christian_leblanc) on

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