Tortoise Camera


BBC Wildlife wanted a camera disguised as a tortoise so they could film wilder beast in the wild without disturbing them.

A full size (over 1 metre) giant tortoise was sculpted, the shell cast in fiberglass, with the legs and head cast in foam latex. The camera was rigged on top of a heavy duty radio controlled chassis, the tortoise was then bolted down over the top of that.

The overall effect looked pretty convincing!

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