Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas Became A Handy Lookout Post For Cute Meerkats.
U.K.-based photographer Will Burrard-Lucas became a convenient makeshift lookout post for meerkats during his photo shoot in the Makgadikgadi region of Botswana, Africa. He spent six days capturing the life of this charming meerkat family when the babies started to get more and more curious and fascinated with Burrard-Lucas’s camera. While the babies were playing with their newly-found toy, their parents followed their instincts and started using the photographer’s body to get themselves higher up and scan the horizon for potential dangers.
“I am a professional wildlife photographer from the UK. I use innovation and technology to achieve fresh perspectives in my work.
Back in 2009, I was unable to find products that would allow me to achieve my vision, so I started to develop my own devices for getting my camera close to potentially dangerous wild animals. This led to the creation of BeetleCam, a remote-control buggy for my DSLR camera. I have since launched a company, Camtraptions Ltd, to further develop remote and camera trap products for forward thinking, innovative photographers and filmmakers.
Although I enjoy photographing wildlife all over the world, African wildlife has become my primary focus in recent years. I spent part of my childhood in Tanzania, where I first developed a passion for Africa and its wildlife. In 2012, I moved to Zambia for a year and I spent much of my time exploring the Luangwa Valley. I continued my work with BeetleCam and came back with unique images of elusive animals such as leopards and African wild dogs.” – Will Burrard-Lucas
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Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas Became A Handy Lookout Post For Cute Meerkats