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Remote-Controlled Robot Survives Encounter With Lion; Has Pictures to Prove It

80beatsBy Sarah ZhangMarch 16, 2012 1:55 AM

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How does a wildlife photographer survive such a close encounter with a lion's mouth? By outsourcing the work to this intrepid little fella. The BeetleCam is an armored, remote-controlled buggy with an a DSLR camera inside.

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And armor is necessary because lions aren't so friendly with strange robots wandering up to them.

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U.K. wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, who built BeetleCam, has released his stunning close-ups on his website. Watch the full introductory video below, which features some naughty lion cubs.

Images via Will &Matt Burrard Lucas

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