This is one of the occasions when I use my iPhone 12 Pro Max attached to a selfie stick to film animal encounters on the eye-level of the subjects. I used the 2.5x lens on the phone to capture this video. The camera remote app on my iWatch let me control the phone even if I could not see the screen.
The resulting video of these two mating Thanda Safari Lions is looking good!
I took this video of one of the Thanda Safari Lionesses with her four cubs having a meal. To get on eye level with them I used a selfie stick with my iPhone, and I used my iWatch to control the recording.