Fascinating Compilation of Camera Trap Videos

A picture of a snow leopard (Panthera uncia) taken by a camera trap. China 4 by Snow Leopard Trust. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
A picture of a snow leopard (Panthera uncia) taken by a camera trap. China 4 by Snow Leopard Trust. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Camera traps are a vital tool for conserving wild felids (cats). Do to their elusive nature, these creatures are difficult to glimpse in the wild. While cats’ propensity for stealth is key to their survival, it also makes them difficult to study. Thankfully camera traps make the job a little easier.

Such devices allow scientists to monitor wild felids remotely. They can set up a network of cameras and then leave the area, allowing animals to go about their lives undisturbed. Most camera traps take a photo or video when they detect an abrupt change in heat, signaling an animal’s presence. Through careful planning they can be set in intricate patterns that, when combined with mathematics, allow researchers to estimate how numerous a species is in an area.

Below is a compilation of excellent footage from camera traps all around the world. In addition to showcasing stunning videos of wild felids, it also provides good information about how camera traps are used in conservation. Be sure to check it out!

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7 thoughts on “Fascinating Compilation of Camera Trap Videos

  1. Las cámaras trampa son geniales :D Te deja apreciar un montón de animales, y hasta descubrir algunos que no se sabía que se encontraran en el área!
    La foto es hermosa Josh :)
    Un besooo!

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  2. Very interesting information here and quite a creative manner of capturing the wild. Josh, when is your projected date for your trip if you do not mind sharing? I realize the fundraising efforts allow the opportunity to continue to contribute.

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    1. Hi Yvonne! The exact start date is a bit in the air. I’d very much like to go to Guyana this June, because that’s when my primary contact will be there. But that might not be the beginning of my actual study. There’ve been a few happenings this week that might allow me to put together a much stronger project, buy also one that would start a bit later than I intended. Shoot me an email and I’ll tell you more about it. I don’t want to broadcast too many details publicly just yet.

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