February 21, 2012

Lion Pride, Serengeti

Photograph by Michael Nichols, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A pride of lions behaves naturally for the camera—a remote-controlled car outfitted with still and video cameras to capture the lions at ground level. The equipment was field tested by photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols while on assignment for National Geographic magazine.

See more pictures from Michael "Nick" Nichols's Project: Serengeti Lions, part of an ongoing series documenting the work of photographers in the field.

See more pictures of big cats »

National Geographic editor's note: We have received several comments from our readers asking about the radio collar on the female lion at the left of the frame. All of the lions Nichols photographed are part of a long-term study being conducted by the Lion Research Center at the University of Minnesota. The lions were collared for the research project, not to facilitate photography. To learn more about the project, visit www.lionresearch.org.

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