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Nature Photographers Using Robots For Dangerous Close-Ups

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This is not how Marlin Perkins did it, but it’s still amazing to see how photographers are getting close to dangerous game.

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The featured video is from Chris Bray, who got up close and personal, via robot to an African lion. He used a GoPro camera mounted on the frame of a remote-controlled toy car to maneuver and to get closer than would be safe to do normally. The result is a view only wildebeests and other creatures unfortunate enough to get caught by a lion have seen.

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As Chris is filming, the lion decides to take a closer look at the gadget, grabs it in its mouth and carries it away to investigate further. Ommm, Nommn, Nommm.

The lion loses interest with the not-very-tasty camera rig and Chris is able to retrieve it without much damage.

Watch the video here:

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