Lion vs. GoPro camera

Photographer Chris Bray explains:

After my clients had finished photographing this adolescent male lion in Kenya beside the road, I taped a GoPro Hero 2 onto a $60 radio controlled car, and drove it slowly towards the lion. As soon as the lion saw it, it locked right onto it and paced towards it, came right up to it, gave it a few paw swipes (claws in, so only curious), and then started to maul it, at which point I drove the RC car forwards and backwards in the hope the lion would let it go rather than either destroy it or run away with it.
More here (via Storyful).


6 Responses to “Lion vs. GoPro camera”

  1. Festus says:

    This is profoundly unethical. Local guides in Kenya’s national parks work really hard to avoid messing with wildlife. This guy really blew it. Lets not honor this kind of harm to wildlife, anymore than we should honor people who drive their boats up next to whales or shoot raptors.

    • Sirkowski says:

      Yeah, the lions seemed really scared… e_e

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        There’s this idea that you want to avoid human-lion interactions so that lions ignore humans (which they mostly do) when they’re driving.  If lions start perceiving humans as either a threat or dinner, that’s a problem.

  2. $28084830 says:

    Great job, Go-Pro marketing department. You just made some PR person’s day. 

  3. Lexicat says:

    Kenya believe it?!

  4. compfeznetau says:

    Was that it?

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