By Crystal Chung @crystalkchung

AN INTREPID photographer has traversed the globe to capture some of the planet’s most dangerous animals - as they have never been seen before

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Videographer / director: Will Burrard-Lucas
Producer: Crystal Chung, Nick Johnson
Editor: Kyle Waters

Incredible picture shows the wildebeest jumping into the Mara River during the annual migration

Ten years in the making, Will Burrard-Lucas’s new book, ’Top Wildlife Sites Of The World', demonstrates the extreme lengths the 32-year-old will go to in search of the perfect shot.

A Greater One-Horned rhino pictured in Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Will thinks nothing of facing down angry gorillas in the Congo or spending weeks in the freezing Ethiopian mountains to snap an elusive wolf.

A critically endangered Western Lowland silverback gorilla stares up above in Congo
A massive walrus looks directly at Will's camera in Svalbard, Norway

"We were in the Republic of Congo in the rainforest. The main thing I was looking for was western lowland gorillas,” he said

Will Burrard-Lucas reveals the majesty of Elephants in this stunning photo

"These gorillas aren’t used to visitors. They’re very, very wild.

There was a particular silverback male, Neptuno, who was very wary of us and regularly charged towards me to let me know he was boss.

An orangutan family swing from branch to branch in Borneo

"That was an exhilarating experience."

Will is also pioneering the use of robot-mounted cameras, indispensible for getting up close to Africa’s largest and fiercest creatures, including lions, rhinos and elephants.

A Komodo dragon tastes the air while a trail of drool hangs from his mouth

“Through my photography I have always tried to show things to people they haven’t seen before,” he said.

Ten years in the making, Will Burrard-Lucas’s new book, ’Top Wildlife Sites Of The World', demonstrates the extreme lengths he will go to in search of the perfect shot

“I was trying to think of ways to achieve a photograph I had in mind of African wildlife – things like lions, leopards and elephants – but I wanted to get my camera closer to them than had ever been done before and then use a wide-angled lens to show them in a different light.

Rockhopper Penguins taking a cool shower in The Falkland Islands

“I stuck my camera on a remote-control buggy which I could then use to position it much closer to the animals than any human could get without getting mauled or trampled.”

The contraption, known as BeetleCam, looks like something out of Robot Wars, but Will also uses far smaller, motion-activated cameras to capture timid and nocturnal wildlife.

Whatever the method, perseverance is key to capturing the rarest species, such as the endangered African wild dog.

Red and green Macaws perch on the side of a cliff in Peru

Unsurprisingly, the photographs of the pack Will finally tracked down the Okavango Delta in Botswana are some of his favourite in the book.

“It took me months to find my first pack and ever since then I always get a real rush of adrenaline when I come across them,” he says.

Will’s wife Natalie also supplied words for the book - written while she was on maternity leave with their daughter Primrose.