A spokesperson for GoPro told The Dodo that the photographers had been filming for a few days when they came across two male lions.
"The photographer went ahead [to] predict their movement and then placed the GoPro in the water tight casing (thank goodness) and put it on a small stand, on the ground," said Kelly Leggoe of GoPro. "Then it was a waiting game."
One lion pounced on the opportunity, grabbing the camera in his mouth and trotting away. The result is a stunning look at what life is like from a lion's point of view.
It's not so unusual to find a pair of lions roaming the savannah together like this. Young male lions are often expelled from a pride when they reach maturity, if they are not killed by an older male. From the age of two or three, a lion will wander on his own or with a band of a few other males, mainly those related to him. Males that survive this may go on to attempt to take over another pride. The cycle then starts again, with a new set of males cast out to wander.