Lions Steal Camera and Make Film

05/26/2011

Wildlife cinematographer Roger de la Harpe was in for a surprise when a lioness decided to steal his camera and shoot some footage of her own.   The video shows first one then two lionesses who appear shortly after de la Harpe deposited his camera alongside a road. 

Curiousity must have gotten the cat because after a few seconds of investigation, the first lioness grabs the camera in her mouth and heads down the trail with it.  The resulting footage isn't going to win any awards, but it's fun to watch nonetheless. 

It's not everyday to get to see a film made by a curious big cat!

 

Footage: Roger de la Harpe, Africa Imagery.

Check out big cat expert Dave Salmoni's Into the Pride website for more information and videos about lions.


David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. His goal is to inspire others to appreciate the wonders of nature. Meet David >
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