How Do You Photograph a Wild Lion Without Getting Eaten? A Remote-Controlled Nikon, Obviously

How do you capture some incredible close up photos of lions in the wild without getting your face eaten off? With a little help from a robot photographer, of course.

Meet Car-L, a Nikon D800E with an 18-35mm lens in a protective plastic housing mounted on top of a custom-built, remote controlled buggy. With Car-L’s help, photographer Chris McLennan was able to get some amazing shots of the big cats. In fact, Car-L even held up when a few of the curious kitties decided to see how it tasted.

Here are a few of the final photos:

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(via PetaPixel)

(photos via Imgur)

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