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A 3-Year Quest to Photograph a Bobcat and an Epic Camera Trap Shot

In September of 2018, I had already been dabbling with remote trail cameras for about six or seven years. I had captured trail cam images and video of just about all of the high-profile critters you’d be interested to capture in my part of the world: coyotes, foxes, bears, bobcats, and mountain lions.

How To Make a Photo Trap With a Raspberry Pi and a Sony Alpha

Recently a squirrel noticed our nut box that was waiting to be raided for almost a year now. But as our squirrels here are a bit skittish, I needed to come up with a way to get in close to take nice pictures of them.

This ‘Ultimate’ Camera Trap Features a Sony 200-600mm Lens

Wildlife photographer Levi Dojczman was out photographing birds one morning when he noticed a fox. Unfortunately, he was unable to get a photo without spooking it. Not to be denied, Dojczman spent the next few days testing a method to photograph the fox using a remote tethering solution.

Wildlife Camera Trap Captures Man Striking a Pose

Conservation photographer and wildlife tracker Jeff Wirth was reviewing the photos on a camera trap he had set up when he was surprised with this unexpected shot: an unknown man who had spotted the camera and decided to strike a pose.

My Quest to Photograph the Most Elusive Cat in Africa

Since childhood, I have been fascinated by stories of black panthers. For me, no animal is shrouded in more mystery, no animal more elusive, and no animal more beautiful. For many years they remained the stuff of dreams and of far-fetched stories told around the campfire at night. Nobody I knew had ever seen one in the wild and I never thought that I would either. But that didn’t stop me dreaming…

Ex-NASA Engineer Builds Glitter Fart Camera Trap for Package Thieves

Wildlife photographers sometimes set up camera traps to capture images of elusive animals. Former NASA engineer Mark Rober recently spent months creating a glitter-bomb fart-spray camera trap to capture images of elusive package thieves. As the 11-minute video above shows, the results were glorious.

Shooting Infrared Photos of Barn Owls at Night

Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas was recently challenged to recreate his photos of African wildlife in the UK. This 3.5-minute video shows how he went about shooting beautiful nighttime infrared photos of barn owls.

How to Build a Bear-Proof DSLR Camera Trap Housing

Looking to make your own DSLR camera trap housing? You’ve come to the right place. Camera trapping is an increasingly popular technique, and it’s rather addictive too. The ability to leave your DSLR camera out for days or weeks at a time, watching and waiting 24 hours a day, has revolutionized the wildlife photography field.

‘Studio’ Wildlife Portraits Captured with Camera Traps and Flashes

Photographer Jonny Armstrong's portfolio is filled with some of the most remarkable wildlife photos you'll ever see: many of the portraits have a studio-like quality to them, and they're often taken from just a few feet away.

The secret to Armstrong's work is that he's a master of camera trap photography, using remote cameras and triggers to catch creatures off guard when they're going about their business.

Termites Infested this Photographer’s Jungle Camera Trap DSLR

Wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer of Rainforest Expeditions recently set up a special DSLR camera trap in the Amazon jungle in southeastern Peru. His goal was to capture some photos of rare jungle animals, but he got a lot more than he bargained for: a termite infestation in his camera.