Better Than Sitting in the Watering Hole 

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Instead of sitting in the watering hole and contracting horrifying diseases, Greg du Toit should have considered a remote control car. The brothers Burrard-Lucas created their “Beetle Cam” by rigging up a camera to a remote control car. They then took it to Africa to capture close up shots of animals, while staying out of the way of both harm and disease.

The camera was attacked by lions, but ultimately retrieved. Absent shots from inside a lion’s mouth, perhaps the most amusing shot is this one of a lion’s paws, presumably shot just prior to the device receiving its horrific mauling.

At the lion's paws

In addition to the first-person narrative linked above, you can read more about the entire project on the Burrard-Lucas’s blog.


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