It's true...this ain't no made-up story or hoax. This octopus actually takes pictures of humans with a special underwater camera.

The 'pus only needed three short training sessions and was ready to become the world's first octopus photographer.

Rocky the Octopus lives in Auckland's Sea Life Aquarium and is obviously super-bright...which proves we don't give our animal buddies enough credit for having intelligence.

Watch this video and see how this octopus actually snaps a photo of a crowd...it's pretty impressive.

CLICK HERE to watch!