November 26, 2013 10:48 am

WATCH: Photographer gets his close-up with a pride of lions


TORONTO – Ever wanted to get up-close-and-personal with a pride of lions? Well, one photographer did and he used a remote control “buggy” to do it.

Chris McLennan, a New Zealand-based commercial photographer, wanted to get close to one of Africa’s largest predators while traveling in Botswana, so he had his engineer friend rig up a remote control buggy to house his camera.

The project got off to a great start as McLennan was able to capture an incredible close-up of a curious male lion before moving on unscathed.

Then things got a little out of control as about seven to eight curious female lions wanted their turn with the rover and ultimately killed the unusual prey.

But the images, and subsequently the video documenting the project, are incredible.

The video has garnered over 2 million views since it was uploaded on Nov. 22.

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