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Photographer Uses Remote Control Car to Capture Intimate Shots of Lions (Video)

So you want an intimate, up-close photograph of a wild lion, but you’re not sure how to get it? Maybe you can try what New Zealand photographer Chris McLennan did to capture amazing photographs of a pride of lions in Botswana. He mounted a camera to a remote control car and drove it right into the pride of lions, getting greats shots without putting himself or the lions in danger.

As McLennan’s remote control surveillance car drove straight into the pride, it took a little time to peak the majestic cats’ interest, but soon after they were following it around and even biting at it. After luring the pack of lions around for a bit, one lion finally grabbed the remote control car by its teeth and ran off with it.

When McLennan finally recovered the car and the camera, the photographs he captured were nothing less than spectacular. Watch till the end of the video to see these awesome shots!

After years of specializing in wildlife and adventure photography, McLennan may be on to a new way of documenting lions and other amazing creatures in the wild. Like the lions, so many animals are now threatened by habitat loss and increased interaction with humans, but by using a remote control device to document these beautiful creatures, we can eliminate some of this human interaction while still getting the intimate and compelling shots.

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14 comments on “Remote Control Car Captures Amazing Shots of Lions (VIDEO)”

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Jim Brian
3 Years Ago

Now this is my idea of SHOOTING African Wildlife!


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Danielle Rowland
3 Years Ago

Really beautiful. I agree, to see them in their natural habitat, is the amazing.


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Bernie Campbell
3 Years Ago

This is how we should view wildlife, not in zoos.


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Michele Spagnola
3 Years Ago

That was awesome!!!! I love the inquisitive look on their faces!WHAT IS THAT??????lol Please show us more videos like this!


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Slavka Peric Dragicevic
3 Years Ago

Emilia Peric


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Slavka Peric Dragicevic
3 Years Ago

Amazing photos!!


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Blannket Jackson
3 Years Ago

Really cool!


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Yamille Pennock
3 Years Ago

lovely


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Sarah Williams
3 Years Ago

Cool


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Tonya M Cook
3 Years Ago

The lioness on the left had one blue eye


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Tiffany NoEnbridge Young
29 Nov 2013

yahhh noticed that tooo! could it be an injury? does it seem like the eye may be blind...? :/

Tyrone Graham
29 Nov 2013

Probably. Tattered ear, too. But still the boldest and most adventurous of the lot ...



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