Lions take notice of intrusive robocam

Lions versus robocam By Kathleen Atkins

The big cats in Tanzania exhibited typical feline curiosity when a camera-equipped, remote-controlled buggy rolled right up to their noses. The lions were more interested than wildlife-photographer brothers Will and Matthew Burrard-Lucas might have wished when they constructed their wheeled photo bots.

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But as anyone who lives with a cat — of any size — knows, feline curiosity usually deploys teeth and claws in acts of exploration. When lions young and old took turns examining the strange object, the photographers had to admit that the results were probably predictable. Fortunately, the resulting images are spectacular. Play the video

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.