Researchers capture drone footage of African ‘tree lions’ in conservation study – video
Researcher Alexander Braczkowski spent a year monitoring and filming lions in the Queen Elizabeth conservation area in Uganda.
In just-published results, Braczkowski found the area’s lions are in a precarious state, with the home ranges of males much larger than previously estimated – suggesting they are having to travel farther to find food.
Braczkowski got a special permit to use aerial photography and slowly got the lions used to the drones over time. The result has been valuable research into the big cat, as well as some incredible imagery