Wildlife Conservation Society’s 10 Best Camera Trap Images of 2014

The Wildlife Conservation Society released its 10 favorite camera trap images of 2014. Scientists from around the world use camera traps as a non-invasive tool for studying wildlife.

11 photos
Wildlife Conservation Society
WCS North America Program
A pronghorn strikes a stately pose in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem where WCS is studying the effects of exurban development on wildlife. CREDIT: WCS North America Program
A baby giant anteater hitches a ride on its mother’s back in Manu National Park, Peru, where WCS does landscape conservation work. CREDIT: SERNAP/WCS
An ocelot inspects a camera trap station in Manu National Park, Peru. CREDIT: SERNAP/WCS
WCS/Joel Berger
A ghostly-looking polar bear checks out a muskoxen skull on Russia’s Wrangell Island where WCS collaborated with Russian scientists earlier this year. CREDIT: WCS/Joel Berger
WCS India
A strolling leopard in India’s Bandipur Tiger Reserve seems to have a camera trap strapped to its back (it’s actually on a stand). CREDIT: WCS India
WCS India
A brown fish owl decided to briefly touch down in India’s Bhadra Tiger Reserve. CREDIT: WCS India
WCS India
A curious sloth bear mother and its two cubs pay a visit in India’s Bhadra Tiger Reserve. CREDIT: WCS India
WCS India
A tiger and its curly-tailed cub on a stroll in India’s Bhadra Tiger Reserve where WCS has worked since the 1980s, and tiger numbers have rebounded. CREDIT: WCS India
WCS India
A muntjak takes a selfie in India’s Bhadra Tiger Reserve – tiger prey species have doubled in recent years due to good management. CREDIT: WCS India
WCS Gabon
No, not a pink elephant, just a damaged camera trap after a forest elephant got through with it in Gabon’s Lope National Park in Central Africa. CREDIT: WCS Gabon
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