Lions, meet BeetleCam

Most wildlife photographers are hesitant to walk straight up to a lion to take its picture. Brothers linkurl:Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas;http://www.burrard-lucas.com/ feel the same way, but that didn't stop them from getting extreme close ups of one of Africa's most fearsome predators. They designed a rugged, remote-controlled camera car that could traverse the African plains, snapping photos of animals as it went, while keeping the brothers at a safe distance, hiding in a bush. Image: linkurl:

Jef Akst
Jef Akst

Jef (an unusual nickname for Jennifer) got her master’s degree from Indiana University in April 2009 studying the mating behavior of seahorses. After four years of diving off the Gulf...

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Jun 17, 2010
Most wildlife photographers are hesitant to walk straight up to a lion to take its picture. Brothers linkurl:Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas;http://www.burrard-lucas.com/ feel the same way, but that didn't stop them from getting extreme close ups of one of Africa's most fearsome predators. They designed a rugged, remote-controlled camera car that could traverse the African plains, snapping photos of animals as it went, while keeping the brothers at a safe distance, hiding in a bush.
Image: linkurl:Burrard-Lucas Photography;http://www.burrard-lucas.com
While their linkurl:"BeetleCam";http://blog.burrard-lucas.com/beetlecam/ is not the first camera buggy, capturing such intimate portraits of wildlife is usually achieved through the use of stationary camera traps, says Matt, the younger of the pair and a fulltime chemistry student at Oxford University. "This is a lot more active [so] we can get a much higher success rate." "The idea certainly has got potential," says wildlife photographer linkurl:Nigel Dennis.;http://www.nigeldennis.com/ "Now is a better time to do...




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