Wild tigers – caught on camera
Photographing a nocturnal predator that has a large, densely forested home range is particularly difficult - so that's where technology comes in.
As wild tigers are so hard to find, ZSL’s team of conservationists in Indonesia use automated cameras to capture photos and videos of these elusive cats.
Click on our special interactive camera below to see the photos and videos that these cameras take
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How are these photos taken?
These automated digital cameras, known as ‘camera traps’, capture photos of wild, rarely-seen animals. When the camera’s sensor detects the movement of an animal, it takes a photo or starts recording.
These cameras are particularly useful at capturing information about nocturnal animals and those that live in heavily forested areas. The images and footage they take helps conservationists learn how species use their habitats and help with animals population counts.
All this can be done without people disturbing habitats or spending hours, or even days, waiting for a sighting.
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