Animals, especially lions aren’t the things you would want near your camera, especially when it is mounted on wheels and can move. Not that the big cats have any specific interest in photography, but their inquisitiveness will get the best of them and they will try at least play around with the gadget for a bit.
To photograph lions up, close and personal while becoming lunch themselves or letting their remote controlled device and camera be ripped to shreds, brothers Will and Matt Burrard-Lucas came up with the ingenious idea of the BeetleCam.
The contraption has a camera moving on a buggy, but to make it lion proof, they’ve added a good deal of protective coverings over the camera so it can withstand maulings by numerous lions. The brothers targeted a pride with four cubs at Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. The images they got out of this seem very well to be worth the effort.