Sunday Catinee: Lion Games

Sparkle's Sunday Catinee

Have your humans ever bought a little remote controlled mouse or minicar and used it to play with you? What do you think would happen if somebody did the same thing with a pride of lions? Well, that’s the scenario that photographer Chris McLennan inadvertently created when he put a Nikon D800E in a little vehicle so he could take close up shots of some big cats. There is quite a bit of human chattering in this video, but it’s worth sitting through to see the reaction of the lions — and to see the shots the camera got:

If you can’t see the above video, click here to watch it on YouTube!

Incidentally, this made my human want a Nikon D800E really bad, although maybe not $3,000 just for the camera body bad!

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  1. says

    Those are some mighty fine pictures and love that the lions just picked up the camera wagon and took it away. Bet it wasn’t very tasty. Take care.

  2. says

    We don’t always click through to watch videos because the peeps are all rush-rush on us, but that was totally worth watching. The lions are are really just like us, aren’t they? Or maybe we are just like them.

    Hey, your human knows a whole lot about cameras. Our head peep is considering a DLSR. Have you ever run a post about things to look for when buying one (for cat photos, of course)? Searching didn’t turn one up, but we wanted to be sure we weren’t missing out if there was one.

  3. says

    What an incredible video. The close-up nose, mouth and paw shot were so cool. Thanks for sharing this, Sparkle. Have a great Easy Sunday. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  4. says

    What great shots! I really loved the close-up of those teeth!

    BTW, my peeps aren’t really carolling. They’re just going visiting. Pop can’t carry a tune from one room to the next.

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