VIDEO: Lion grabs Go Pro camera while on safari in South Africa

VIDEO: Lion grabs Go Pro camera while on safari in South Africa

Ate a lion! Curious lioness takes a close-up shot of her sharp teeth while holding a camera in her mouth

  • Frank De Beer left his action camera on the ground in the Balule Game Reserve.
  • The female lioness grabbed the camera with her jaws from a dirty path
  • De Beer previously left his Go Pro for animals on safari in South Africa.

A curious lioness snapped a scary selfie as she picked up a camera and carried it around in her mouth.

Go Pro photographer Frank De Beer captured this stunning video in Balule Game Reserve, South Africa on February 7th.

De Beer left the video camera on on the muddy path, and soon the lioness moved in to get a closer look at the strange object.

Frank De Beer left his Go Pro camera on a dirt road in Balule Wildlife Sanctuary, South Africa, when the lioness pictured here approached her.

Frank De Beer left his Go Pro camera on a dirt road in Balule Wildlife Sanctuary, South Africa, when the lioness pictured here approached her.

The lioness took the camera in her jaw, recording stunning footage on February 7.

The lioness took the camera in her jaw, recording stunning footage on February 7.

The action camera showed footage from the mouth of a deadly predator.

The action camera showed footage from the mouth of a deadly predator.

Incredibly, the curious lioness took the camera and carried it in her mouth, filming her sharp teeth in terrifying detail.

Frank said: “It was planned, but the animals still had the choice of avoiding the camera or just walking around it.”

“I tried to predict the movements of the lions, and I was very lucky with a curious female.

“The camera was in perfect order thanks to the protective case.”

De Beer did the same trick with a herd of elephants in March 2021 at Olifants West.

Camera footage shows the herd making its way through the park before one of them spots the hidden camera with its trunk and lifts it to its mouth.

The camera caught the lioness approaching while De Beer was at a safe distance.

The camera caught the lioness approaching while De Beer was at a safe distance.

The camera was not damaged, although the body was covered in saliva, which caused the image to become blurry.

The camera was not damaged, although the body was covered in saliva, which caused the image to become blurry.

An elephant decides to inspect a hidden camera before raising it off the ground at Olifants West in South Africa.

An elephant decides to inspect a hidden camera before raising it off the ground at Olifants West in South Africa.

He then moves the camera around and shoots from various angles, including the short inside of the mouth, before dropping it to the ground.

Over the years, De Beer has been able to capture a number of wildlife shots in South Africa.

In 2020, De Beer was walking through the Grand Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest game reserves, in Limpopo, South Africa, when he spotted a black rhino rushing towards him.

Luckily, the accusation was more of a warning and the rhino fled in the other direction, leaving De Beer unscathed.

In 2017, a wildlife photographer managed to set up a GoPro camera next to an elephant grazing along a dry river bed in Hoedspruit-Limpopo, South Africa.

The camera was able to capture the elephant inspecting the new device with its trunk before leaving.

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