'BeetleCam' captures daily life of lions

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In 2009, British brothers Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas embarked on a project to capture unique close-up, ground-level photographs of African wildlife. To achieve this they built the 'BeetleCam,' a remote controlled buggy with a DSLR camera mounted on top, and traveled to Tanzania. However, the camera was almost destroyed in their only encounter with a lion. They created two new BeetleCams in 2011, one with more advanced capabilities and one with an armored shell, and ventured to Kenya to photograph the lions of the Masai Mara. Though battered, BeetleCam exceeded expectations and returned with a breath-taking portfolio of lion photographs.

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