Close Encounters: Will Burrard-Lucas' wildlife photography
Will Burrard-Lucas' wildlife photography
Inquisitive leopard photographed with BeetleCam. South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, 2013. Photo by Will Burrard-Lucas
Based in the UK, nature photographer Will Burrard-Lucas is highly dedicated to wildlife photography - so much so that he's even developed his own remote-controlled camera system for getting as close as you can with dangerous animals like rhinos, lions and… meerkats. The photographer spent an entire year living in Zambia to fully explore the African animal sanctuaries of the Luangwa Valley where he used new technologies like drones, camera traps and remote-control devices to capture not easily achieved perspectives on nature. Dissatisfied with the reach of his telephoto lens, it all started with his BeetleCam, a remote-controlled camera buggy that can bring his lens right into the action.
Ever aware of the delicate balance between humanity and nature, Burrard-Lucas is passionate about conservation and educational efforts as well, and he has dedicated much of his work and time to a number of organizations around the world. Last year he also established RAW Exposure, a site to provide business and marketing training for photographers. Does he ever sleep? Keep reading and find out more in our Q&A.
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