The images above are taken of wild lions in their natural habitat. Yes, the camera really was that close to a wild lion. The photographers at Burrard-Lucas got these amazing shots by equipping little radio controlled vehicles with thousands of dollars worth of DSLR cameras. It is something they call the Beetlecam Project. They can drive the camera right up to these wild animals and take really unusual pictures. The results are quite striking. Of course, sometimes the subjects aren't so excited about being part of the project.
Take a look at the video below to see the Beetlcam in action.
For more photos and video footage from the BeetleCam project, visit