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April 19, 2010 1:06 PM   Subscribe

Wildlife photographer mauled by African lion, with pictures recovered from the body. Of course, this is not exactly what it seems, and there are other pictures as well.
posted by davejay (21 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Whirrrrrrrrrrrrrr wheeee whirr wheeee whirr whirrrrrrrrrrrrrr wheeee whirr wheeee whirr wheeee

CRUNCH

posted by 2bucksplus at 1:17 PM on April 19, 2010




Hah, it's a cute little bugger.
posted by echo target at 1:18 PM on April 19, 2010


Wait, they made a camera that looks and moves like a mouse and they are surprised when elephants run away from it? Did they not grow up watching Saturday morning cartoons?
posted by jamaro at 1:19 PM on April 19, 2010 [11 favorites]


Or Mythbusters?
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:25 PM on April 19, 2010 [4 favorites]


obligatory
posted by clearly at 1:26 PM on April 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


No disassemble Number Five!
posted by GuyZero at 1:28 PM on April 19, 2010 [4 favorites]


They should join forces with Greg du Toit and help keep him dry and free from tropical diseases (via).

Why do people insist on giving cameras to wildlife?

Because people seem to like Nonja's work, or at least the idea of an orangutan photographer.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:32 PM on April 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


BeetleCam was honed into a sturdy, resilient and slightly schizophrenic contraption capable of periods of brilliance, interspersed with the odd period of unsolicited autopilot.

Ah, I see they've been using my PhD dissertation research as inspiration.
posted by dorque at 1:44 PM on April 19, 2010 [3 favorites]


Cool stuff... I added it to the gallery of Novel Photographic Techniques I curate on on Flickr.
posted by MikeWarot at 1:51 PM on April 19, 2010 [5 favorites]


Huh, you'd think they could concoct some sort of anti-lion smell which disgusts lions so much that they flee.
posted by spiderskull at 2:00 PM on April 19, 2010


This fills me with joy, for some reason. I blame Pixar - making me feel attachment to anthropomorphic robots.
posted by djgh at 2:08 PM on April 19, 2010


The shot of the lioness' feet from about three inches away cracked me up.
posted by FatherDagon at 2:16 PM on April 19, 2010


Two Words: Cat Toy.
posted by djrock3k at 2:36 PM on April 19, 2010 [2 favorites]


Cat Toy is exactly what I thought. no self-respecting feline of any size is going to resist pouncing on a zoomie toy thing!!

great post!
posted by supermedusa at 3:43 PM on April 19, 2010


Brilliant post, thank you! The curious animal shots are great, especially the elephants.
posted by ukdanae at 3:47 PM on April 19, 2010


MAUL·E.
posted by bwg at 4:44 PM on April 19, 2010 [11 favorites]


Attenborough did it best with his dung camera from the Spy In The * series.
posted by tellurian at 5:18 PM on April 19, 2010


Metafilter: a sturdy, resilient and slightly schizophrenic contraption capable of periods of brilliance, interspersed with the odd period of unsolicited autopilot.



Someone had to do it.
posted by jeanmari at 5:50 PM on April 19, 2010 [3 favorites]


All it needs is a vacuum cleaner attached. But then, scarring the cats away is exactly what they don't want to do.
posted by Goofyy at 6:14 AM on April 20, 2010


great, i cant read this because of the pop up ads.
posted by sgt.serenity at 10:14 AM on April 20, 2010


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