Who needs a selfie stick when you've got a camera-friendly elephant?

University of British Columbia student Christian LeBlanc was staying on Thailand's Koh Phangan island two months ago when he started feeding elephants and taking photos.

When the 22-year-old ran out of bananas, one of the animals picked up his GoPro and snapped the spectacular "elphie."

Because LeBlanc's camera was set to time lapse it allowed the GoPro to continue shooting, despite being grabbed by the elephant's trunk.

"I couldn't believe it when I saw how well the photo turned out," LeBlanc said in an email to CTV Vancouver.

LeBlanc posted the photo to Instagram on Tuesday, where it has since garnered over 700 likes.