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:

Masai Mara Lion by Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas (wildlife) on 500px.com
Masai Mara Lion by Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas

Lioness Roar by Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas (wildlife) on 500px.com
Lioness Roar by Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas

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]

If you’d like to follow the BeetleCam, you can connect with Will on Twitter, his website or on Facebook. Lions like you’ve never seen them before!

-Jodi

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