Best Camera Trap Wildlife Photography

On September 27, 2014 by Lazer Horse

Camera Trap Pictures - Two-Toed Sloth - Ecuador

Camera traps have changed the way wildlife is monitored. These heat or motion sensitive cameras allow us humans to observe animal traffic in specific areas over long periods of time. No longer do we need to sit sweltering in a hide being eaten alive by insects, the camera does the work on our behalf.

The other benefit of course is that camera traps are a lot less invasive than having a team of smelly people sit about in the forest fouling up the air. The trap camera gives conservationists a low impact way of checking whether certain quiet and shy species inhabit specific regions. They also come in handy when trying to push through legislation protecting areas of forest, they help prove a species uses the area as its home.

I’ve collated a bunch of the best camera trap photos I could find… the picture at the top is a two-toed sloth in Nicaragua and this first one below is an Aders’ duiker, in Kenya. The duiker are very rare and crushingly shy; trap cameras recently found them hanging out in an area of forest where they weren’t known to live:

Camera Trap Pictures - Aders' duiker - Kenya

African golden cat in Gabon…

Camera Trap Pictures - African golden cat - Gabon

An Indonesian barking deer…

Camera Trap Pictures - barking deer - Indonesia

Another species of duiker in Gabon, this time a blue duiker and son…

Camera Trap Pictures - blue duiker - Gabon

A perfectly posed leopard in China…

Camera Trap Pictures - China Leopard

Red fox, Wood-Tikchik State Park, Alaska…

Camera Trap - Red fox, Wood-Tikchik State Park, Alaska

Pallid bat, Arizona…

Camera Trap - Pallid bat, Arizona

A common genet in Yemen…

Camera Trap Pictures - Common Genet - Yemen

A prickly Kenyan porcupine…

Camera Trap Pictures - crested porcupine - Kenya

 

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