Up close & personal with lions, thanks to the BeetleCam
This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads
In 2009, U.K. wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas embarked on a project to take close-up, wide-angle photographs of African animals. To do so, he built BeetleCam, a small remote control buggy with a DSLR camera mounted on top. He took it to Tanzania with his brother Matt… where it took a slew of up-close photos, and was soon dismantled by lions.
The brothers decided to give the BeetleCam another go in 2011, this time in Kenya. Here are some of their photos:
The lions of the Masai Mara are even more wondrous when seen in video form, below:
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/34772300 w=500&h=281]