Some amazing drone captured by Barcroft Media footage of the Serengeti in Tanzania.
Homemade Safari: Incredible Drone Footage Of Serengeti Wildlife
A BRITISH wildlife photographer has captured stunning new shots of Africa – using a homemade helicopter drone. Will Burrard-Lucas, 30, spent five months building and learning to fly the BeetleCopter before taking it out from a spin in the Serengeti in Tanzania. He was able to capture sweeping scenes of migrating wildebeest and antelope as well as intimate shots of giraffe and hyena.
Videographer / Director: Will Burrard – Lucas
Producer: Will Burrard – Lucas
Editor: Joshua Douglas
About the Serengeti
The Serengeti ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa. It is located in northern Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya between 1 and 3 degrees south latitudes and between 34 and 36 degrees east longitudes. It spans approximately 30,000 km2(12,000 sq mi). The Kenyan part of the Serengeti is known as Maasai Mara.
The Serengeti hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, which helps secure it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. The Serengeti is also renowned for its large lion population and is one of the best places to observe prides in their natural environment. The region contains the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and severalgame reserves.
Approximately 70 larger mammal and 500 bird species are found there. This high diversity is a function of diverse habitats, including riverine forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands, and woodlands. Blue wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, and buffalos are some of the commonly found large mammals in the region.
Serengeti is derived from the Maasai language, Maa; specifically, “Serengit” meaning “Endless Plains.”
About Barcroft Media
Barcroft Media are an international media content company based in London, England. Founded by Sam Barcroft in 2003, we specialise in covering the amazing side of life.
Our company delivers editorial words, pictures and footage to clients across the globe. We represent a large network of content creators, and market their material to publications, websites and broadcasters in over fifty countries.
The Barcroft newsroom contains some of the UK’s best picture, news and features editors, all recruited from national newspapers, top press agencies and leading magazines. We understand what our clients want because we have been clients ourselves.
As a result, our work is on time, and always to brief. What matters is that our clients receive exactly what they want, when they want it.
Our core values are Adventure, Excellence, Diversity and Responsibility.