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f/5.6 And Do Not Be There: Camera Traps

Leopard Time
Leopard Time

Tiger Time
Tiger Time

Monkey Time
Monkey Time

Some animals are so afraid of humans that it’s nearly impossible to photograph them up close. In 1993, I first experimented with remote cameras triggered by the animal breaking an invisible beam. The trick is to have the animal make the kind of image that you would do if you were there.

In that first foray, after months of trial and error, we only had one publishable image (of a leopard with half his face out of the frame). Since then, we’ve refined the process, with much better results, as you’ll see here.
Charger
Charger

Elephant Trunks
Elephant Trunks

Female Leopard
Female Leopard

Black Bear
Black Bear




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