...the trundling motor of an armoured robot called Beetlecam 2 as it sneaks up on a pride of feasting lions...
One day before dawn last August... the machine 50 metres from... to snap this lion breakfasting on a wildebeest- the orange glow of the sunrise spectacularly lighting up its mane.
the robotic camera affords a view of the big cats unlike anything shot from distance with a long-focus lens. "The large depth of field and close-up ground level perspective is one you don't see every day," he says. "You get a real sense of the animal in its own environment."
The next targets of this man-machine duo? Close-ups of leopards and Ethiopian wolves.
source with photo: 'Safari robot snaps feasting lion up close'
The picture is fantastic and the lion just beautiful but that machine looks really big and loud.