Night stalkers: New camera technology captures amazing safari pics

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Night stalkers: New camera technology captures amazing safari picsNature Picture Library/Rex


A trio of lions tucking into the body of a zebra foal is just one of the amazing new images caught on new camera technology for the latest National Geographic TV series.

Appearing to glow in the darkness, the hungry pack make a meal of the unfortunate creature.

Around them the night is alive with other creatures of the African plain, showing that the action doesn't stop when the sun goes down.

Night stalkers: New camera technology captures amazing safari picsNature Picture Library/Rex


The nocturnal habits of some of the world's most beautiful animals - from lions and hyenas to elephants and giraffe - have been laid bare thanks to special 'Starlight Camera' technology.

Using both light-enhancing and heat-seeking technology, rare footage and stills have been captured for the National Geo Wild series Night Stalkers.

What this innovative footage unveils is both predators and prey on the move as the sun sinks behind the horizon.

Night stalkers: New camera technology captures amazing safari picsNature Picture Library/Rex

Such night-time routines have been virtually impossible to capture on film - until now.

Viewers will get glimpses of baby elephants sleeping with their parents, and a herd of giraffes enjoying a midnight feast in the Masai Mara, as well as baby elephants having an after-dark drink in Sri Lanka's Yala National Park, where they join beautiful spotted deers.

'Night Stalkers' will kick off on National Geographic WILD tonight (13 October) with Night Stalkers: Hyena Gangs.

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