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Bears Spied by Clever Cameras (Videos)

The BBC is known for ingenious remote camera devices used for recording wild animals in their natural habitats. Just witness this mobile camera system covered in mirrors. It blends into whatever habitat it occupies by reflecting the context it is in back to any animals who might be suspicious. It also is on tank-like rolling treads so it can move through challenging terrain. The black bears recorded by it seemed oblivious to the fact they are being documented.

Even more impressive is their combo unit, which uses a remotely controlled snow rover holding a white ball with its own camera. The snow rover uses twin rear propellers to push it over the snow to get close to the bears and deploy the ball camera. It appears the ball camera also has some kind of capacity to move itself.

Image Credit: BBC

 

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2:03AM PDT on Jun 26, 2013

Love seeing the Bears in their natural habitat. Thanks for sharing.

9:13AM PST on Nov 19, 2011

3Q

9:12AM PST on Nov 19, 2011

3Q

5:51AM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Great videos, thank you

6:30PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Thanks for the article.

9:51AM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

aw the polar bears are so cute.

12:19PM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

That bear family is so cute

11:53AM PDT on Jul 10, 2011

AMAZING video, thanks a bunch!

2:39PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

That's impressive! I think the first one, "Magicam", worked better than the snow rover though. Bears are fascinating aren't they?

1:27PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

amazing

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