The website “Animals” at Trove has a post on a rather complex series of events ensuing after biologists put a mock “egg cam” amidst a penguin colony, hoping for some good penguin shots. They got them, but got some other serendipitious shots as well. As they note:
A falcon-like bird was unwittingly turned into a documentary filmmaker during its trip for lunch. At a rockhopper penguin colony, a striated caracara thought it had caught a break when it located the one remaining egg that hadn’t been hatched — but it turns out, the egg hadn’t hatched for good reason: it was a camera in disguise. After a short assessment, the caracara took off with the camera, capturing incredible, swooping footage of the penguin colony from above.
That isn’t the end of the egg-cam’s journey though. After falling from the caracara’s grasp, a pair of turkey vultures descend on it next, sending it tumbling down a hill toward the colony. It’s been a good few months for birds stealing cameras, and if the popularity of the egg-cam is any indication, there should be more incidents to come.
More on the striated caracara (Phalcoboenus australis, a denizen of the Falklands and Tierra del Fuego), can be found here.
And a GoPro capture of cute lion cubs from Chris Bray Photography:
While running one of our five 2-week photo safaris to Kenya in 2014, we attached a GoPro camera to a remote control car and drove it up to a lioness with cubs, stopping at a distance where they still showed no interest, and then jiggled the car around just enough to invoke the cubs curiosity. Two of the three cubs then came over and investigated it for 20min, before growing bored and tired and falling asleep back with mum.
I don’t know—those cubs looks awfully thin to me. They need feeding up.