Wildlife photographers need to be extra careful while shooting because some animals can be extremely unpredictable. Such was the case when this cheeky lioness took things to the next level by stealing a photographer’s camera after she accidentally dropped it.
Barbara Jensen Vorster dropped the camera in Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. She was shooting at the Reserve with her Canon 7D and Canon 100-400mm lens — a camera kit worth over $2,000! Luckily she had a spare camera to shoot the whole episode.
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#africaforever #canon #canonphotography #mashatu #c4 #janetkleyn #shemcompion #lions What happens if you have to many gadgets and you drop your Canon 7D with 100-400 on the ground at a lion sighting. There were cubs and she was not impressed with us. She approached and we had to reverse. She gently flipped the camera over and picked it up. She carried it for quite a way and the dropped it for the cubs to play with. We could retrieve the camera it is very dirty but appears to still work. It wrapped it in a Maasai shuka & will take it to Canon …. priceless experience
“As soon as one lioness heard the thud, she looked up, growled and approached the vehicle. We had to reverse without attempting to retrieve it.”
“The camera fell with the lens looking up, she gently flipped the camera on its side and picked it up by the barrel of the lens,” Vorster told The Daily Mail. The lioness put the lens in her mouth and carried the camera to her playful cubs to play with!
After retrieving her abandoned camera, she found that it was still functioning perfectly aside from teeth marks across the surfaces.
The camera was “very dirty but appears to still work,” Vorster says. “There are two huge teeth marks on the rubber focus rings of the lens and small teeth marks on the plastic lens hood, both of which I decided not to replace.”
Source: AnimalBBC; viral attacks; Youtube