Camera traps are revolutionizing the world of conservation, helping researchers document elusive wildlife, record rarely-observed animal behavior, catch poachers, and identify high conservation value areas. The non-invasive tool also offers incredible marketing value, showcasing the sometimes little-seen targets of conservation efforts.
In recognition of the conservation value of camera trapping and to ring in the New Year, today the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) released a list of its top 10 camera trap photos for 2014. The images come from WCS’s global network of field sites and programs, with subjects ranging from giant anteaters in Peru to an elephant in Gabon to tigers in India.
All the images and captions are courtesy of WCS.