Lions of the Masai Mara, captured by a BeetleCam
A striking, close-up, photo of a wild lion eating his prey is just one of many treasures that resulted from an innovative project by Burrard-Lucas Photography, a two-brother team from the UK. Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas built a pair of remote controlled buggies designed to capture on-the-ground images of wildlife, dubbed BeetleCams. One BeetleCam was equipped with an armored, lion-proof carapace and the second with more advanced capabilities including HD video recording, wireless live-view and remotely operated camera tilt.
Their newest project captures unique, ground level photographs of African wildlife — specifically the lions of the Masai Mara in Kenya. You can read an account of their journey and see a selection of BeetleCam images on their blog (and even more images through a directory found here). A selection of my favorites: