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Lions of the Masai Mara, captured by a BeetleCam

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Male lion and kill (via Burrard-Lucas Photography)

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.

Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas with 2011 BeetleCams (via Burrard-Lucas Photography)

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:

BeetleCam surrounded by 4 lion cubs (via Burrard-Lucas Photography)

Lion cubs photographed by BeetleCam -- love the belly-up cub on the far left! (via Burrard-Lucas Photography)

Photobomb (via Burrard-Lucas Photography)


Written by morethangray

March 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

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  1. This is awesome work, these shots are one million, good for them.

    Robby Cowell

    March 19, 2012 at 11:12 am

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