Capturing shots from less than a foot away from a lion, even the most fearless of photographers couldn't hope to capture such breathtaking photos.
The brainchild of William and Matthew Burrard-Lucas, a pair of British brothers and wildlife photographers, BeetleCam made its debut on its first trip to Africa back in 2009. Since then, a second camera has joined the safari photo mission.
Armed with a Canon 550D, the first rover to embark on the 2011 mission focused on taking still shots. The second was a more advanced model, providing a live video feed from a Canon 1Ds MK III, according to the brothers' blog.
For those keen to learn more about Beetlecam's adventures, worry not. There's a documentary in the works that follows the every move of the fearless duo.
Check out a slideshow of the BeetleCam 2011 project's images of big cats in Kenya's Masai Mara below, followed by the BeetleCam preview trailer.
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