Video: From a Lion’s Point of View

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 12, 2011 5

Recent new technology has allowed us to get a glimpse into other creatures’ lives like never before. It seems that every day, we’re learning more about the incredible feats—and the normal days—of the beings who share the planet with us.

One of the newer devices used to peer into the lives of animals is the “Crittercam.” Crittercams are affixed, for a time, to individual animals, as close to eye level as possible so you gain the animal’s point of view. In the National Geographic video that follows, you’ll get to know—for a few moments, anyway—what it’s like to be a lioness in Kenya, as you see what she sees in a normal day.

You’ll be astounded by the nuzzling and closeness of her family. We should all be so lucky.

Here’s to finding your true places and natural habitats,




  1. Tina Winterlik May 22, 2011 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Very Cool! I love lions!

  2. Ronda Green May 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    I was hoping to see a pride of lions each time I visited Kruger NP (twice so far) – saw loads of other creatures, some individual lions and a glimpse of a pride in long grass, but this sort of family interaction is something I’ve seen on film (but not so close-up!) and would love to watch in the wild.
    It could be interesting some time too to see tourists from an animal’s point of view with a camera like this one.

  3. Kris May 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I had no idea Lions were so cuddly! What a cool view!

  4. Jack May 12, 2011 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Looks like the cub is biting the camera…

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