National Geographic drones help capture Serengeti wildlife close up
Aug 11, 2013 at 00:18 GMT
What's the safest way to get close up photos of lions on the Serengeti? Send in a robot. And an aerial drone. That's what photographer Michael Nichols and his crew did, producing incredible images for a National Geographic feature. From a nearby car, Nichols and crew directed a small remote-controlled robot outfitted with a Canon camera toward lion prides as they hunted, slept and well, do everything lions do. And we do mean everything.
|Photo by Michael Nichols. A remote-controlled robot was used to get this shot.|
|Photo by Michael Nichols. Infrared light was used to photograph lions at night without disturbing them.|
|Photo by Michael Nichols.|