Sorry for the lack of recent posts, I just got back from vacation.
Animal Planet has a great article about special cameras that can be used remotely to take pictures of wildlife. The Beetlecam is a remote controlled buggy that has a DSLR camera attached to it created by two brothers, Will and Matt.
Here are two of the cameras:
The creators of the camera wanted to take amazing pictures of African wildlife, specifically lions. Here are some of the pictures that they were able to capture with their modified cameras:
Up close and personal:
Lion chewing on the reinforced BeetleCam
You can read the full article from Animal Planet here, and can see the full galleries of pictures from the BeetleCam Project here.
Opening in movie theatres today is Disney’s African Cats.
The movie tells the story of two families of big cats, the cheetah family and the lion family. The cubs are so cute! Proceeds from the first week will go towards saving the Savanna. To see clips and read more, see Disneynature African Cats.
I saw the movie earlier today, and I highly recommend it. Disney manages to tell a good story about the trials and triumphs of these cats, while still leaving the film appropriate for younger viewers. I do warn you though, there are hunting scenes in which the big cats catch their prey. They are fairly artful without blood, but there is a scene of the lions eating in which they have blood on their mouths. I am totally fine with this truth of nature, but some of the parents with little kids at the movie were a bit upset – so I figured I would put that information out there.