Lioness Steals Camera, Which Happens to Record the Heist and Getaway [Video]
While taking pictures for a book about endangered African lions, wildlife photographer Roger de la Harpe came across three lionesses while in South Africa’s Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve. He placed a digital camera on the path up ahead to see if he could record the lionesses as they hopefully passed by. Harpe got more than a quick pass, as one of the lionesses stopped at the camera, inspected it, then picked it up in her mouth and trotted off with it. Luckily, she didn’t damage the camera, and it managed to record the heist from the point of view of the lioness’ mouth. Since the camera’s lens was unobstructed and inside the lioness’ mouth, one can liken the view to what a lioness’ prey sees as it hangs from her mouth. After a few minutes, the lioness dropped the stolen item and Harpe was able to retrieve the camera with the lionesses around only 75 meters away.