Amazing images. Love the porcupine, civet and genet, as they are hardly seen in the day. Great to see the nocturnal animals.
There is something magic about the spontaneous, the unrehearsed. I think this is why I find such intrigue in the images caught by a camera trap. There is no composition, planning or manipulation. Only chance. The image is as it is and I find great beauty in that.
When Alex of Tracker Academy asked whether I would be interested in putting up the camera in a spot where his team were finding tracks of the elusive Meller’s mongoose, I was only too keen. This meant placing the camera in the North Western part of the reserve where we have only recently opened way for a road. There are large tracts of land here that we rarely traverse. What we noticed with the location of the trap and the low angle in which we positioned it, was less diurnal activity and a lot more nocturnal creatures being caught on film!
Although some of the images a little more blurred than I’d like which may lead to a little speculation, I could not contain my excitement with the diversity of species we have managed to capture in the last two weeks. A total of 15 species: Elephant, Impala, Duiker, Steenbok, Scrub Hare, Civet, Genet, White-tailed Mongoose, Meller’s Mongoose, Banded Mongoose, Hyena, Porcupine, Zebra, Leopard and possibly a Pangolin!
I hope you all enjoy the selection.
Which is your favourite image?
Written by: Andrea Campbell, Londolozi Landcare Assistant
Filed under Photo Journal Wildlife
Hi Diane. Where is your camera trap? In which country and area and what are the main species you are capturing? I find this field very exciting.