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Smithsonian Trail Cam Gallery: 100 Photos of Rare, Bizarre and Just Plain Cool Critters From Around The World

Smithsonian Trail Cam Gallery: 100 Photos of Rare, Bizarre and Just Plain Cool Critters From Around The World

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from casey11 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

what the hell is tht in picture 1

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from Kyle VanBritson wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

looks to be an armadillo, and seeing its proilly south america, an ocelot or serval cat stalking it, but that's just my educated guess

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from casey11 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

it is an ocelot

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from Kyle VanBritson wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

that's what i had figured, I believe servals have very long hind legs and live in Africa,if I am remembering correctly

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from olinger302 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

picture #52 is absolutely amazing!

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from Dave_Maccar wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

To all: There is a description provided for each species the first time it appears in the gallery and the animals in each photo are identified in the text. -DM

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from ableskeever wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

#45 doesn't look to have much meat on its bones, does it?

I've once gotten the chance to eat some of #53 smoked. It was pretty good.

#57 looks pretty funny. Judges 7:5-6

#68 is framed well

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from zulu wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

The pig apocalypse is upon us!!

great photos. I didn't know there was so many species of Pheasant!!

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from ChandlerV1997 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Those are all awesome. I hate armadillos, but I'd REALLY hate to have the one in pic #50 digging up my yard.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Did not know there was such diverse wildlife in China. I will be there in a couple weeks. Can't wait.

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from Crackerjack98 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

The Ocelot in #66 is tagged

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from MLH wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

This is excellent - nice to have the descriptions. Will have to come back to this when I have more time. Was expecting to see Rikki Tikki Tavi ... or did I miss him?

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from db270 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

And all I get are whitetail, coons, turkeys and rabbits... actually, I'd be kinda freaked out if I caught ANYTHING from this gallery on film.

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from mark mielbrecht wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Seeing that Giant Anteater photo reminded me of the time I saw a Giant Anteater in Costa Rica on a banana plantation ten years ago. After I looked it up on the local flora and fauna list I saw that it is presumed extinct in Costa Rica. Maybe not?

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from country road wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Man, how would you like to see one of those golden pheasants (#26) come busting out of a hedge row?

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from TapouT HunteR wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

casey, if i'm not mistaken it is an ocelot.

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from TapouT HunteR wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Wow, the picture of the leopard in china is spectacular. Especially because their numbers are so low in the wild in china.

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from jrok6661 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Did anyone see the Red Panda? I hadn't even heard of such a thing, but it sure looked cool.

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from BigTex wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Would be nice to view the slide show without the Ford commercial popping up each time I hit "next."

I'm sure the pictures are great, but you lost me at #4.

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from bkooistra wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

whats up with the eyes on #6????

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from Wildabeast65 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Casey, its a ocelot for sure. The description is just to the left of the image stating the species as well.

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from antlercrazy wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

I really like 68.

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from shane wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Where's the kinkajou in 62? I only see a tayra.

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from shane wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

I see the kinkajou in 92 now that I got to it.

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from shane wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

I used to see some really big fishers in VT. I don't see as many snowshoes and I haven't seen a fisher in years.

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from Sticknstringarchery wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

98 is freakin crazy looking!!!

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from trapper2010 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

didn't know fishers exsisted untill three years ago.trapped my first two in ny 2010 my first trapping season.i'm hooked!!

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from dubyadd wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

I know that most of these pictures were taken with auto cameras, but couldn't they be cleaned up a little? I find that the quality on many is poor and the bright yellow reflections from the eyes are distracting. And in some the animal pictured is almost impossible to see or make out. Loved the subject matter , just wish could see it better

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from ivaxid wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

For those interested, here is a more acessible link:
Smithsonian trail cams

http://siwild.si.edu/index.cfm

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from mexhunter wrote 3 years 6 days ago

all of them are amazing, and I tip my hat to who ever is out there taking more pictures

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from LAKEM0NSTER85 wrote 3 years 3 days ago

Cool gallery to see. Oldest known deer species in #47, the barking deer.

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from jandemason wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago

these are some wild pics

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

Out of this world, on the other side of the world.

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from 357 wrote 1 year 49 weeks ago

I would love to see a panda on my game camera.

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from Dave_Maccar wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

To all: There is a description provided for each species the first time it appears in the gallery and the animals in each photo are identified in the text. -DM

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from Kyle VanBritson wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

looks to be an armadillo, and seeing its proilly south america, an ocelot or serval cat stalking it, but that's just my educated guess

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from casey11 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

it is an ocelot

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from Kyle VanBritson wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

that's what i had figured, I believe servals have very long hind legs and live in Africa,if I am remembering correctly

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from olinger302 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

picture #52 is absolutely amazing!

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from country road wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Man, how would you like to see one of those golden pheasants (#26) come busting out of a hedge row?

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from TapouT HunteR wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Wow, the picture of the leopard in china is spectacular. Especially because their numbers are so low in the wild in china.

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from trapper2010 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

didn't know fishers exsisted untill three years ago.trapped my first two in ny 2010 my first trapping season.i'm hooked!!

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from mexhunter wrote 3 years 6 days ago

all of them are amazing, and I tip my hat to who ever is out there taking more pictures

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from casey11 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

what the hell is tht in picture 1

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from ableskeever wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

#45 doesn't look to have much meat on its bones, does it?

I've once gotten the chance to eat some of #53 smoked. It was pretty good.

#57 looks pretty funny. Judges 7:5-6

#68 is framed well

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from zulu wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

The pig apocalypse is upon us!!

great photos. I didn't know there was so many species of Pheasant!!

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from ChandlerV1997 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Those are all awesome. I hate armadillos, but I'd REALLY hate to have the one in pic #50 digging up my yard.

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from buckhunter wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Did not know there was such diverse wildlife in China. I will be there in a couple weeks. Can't wait.

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from Crackerjack98 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

The Ocelot in #66 is tagged

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from MLH wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

This is excellent - nice to have the descriptions. Will have to come back to this when I have more time. Was expecting to see Rikki Tikki Tavi ... or did I miss him?

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from db270 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

And all I get are whitetail, coons, turkeys and rabbits... actually, I'd be kinda freaked out if I caught ANYTHING from this gallery on film.

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from mark mielbrecht wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Seeing that Giant Anteater photo reminded me of the time I saw a Giant Anteater in Costa Rica on a banana plantation ten years ago. After I looked it up on the local flora and fauna list I saw that it is presumed extinct in Costa Rica. Maybe not?

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from TapouT HunteR wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

casey, if i'm not mistaken it is an ocelot.

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from jrok6661 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Did anyone see the Red Panda? I hadn't even heard of such a thing, but it sure looked cool.

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from BigTex wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Would be nice to view the slide show without the Ford commercial popping up each time I hit "next."

I'm sure the pictures are great, but you lost me at #4.

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from bkooistra wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

whats up with the eyes on #6????

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from Wildabeast65 wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Casey, its a ocelot for sure. The description is just to the left of the image stating the species as well.

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from antlercrazy wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

I really like 68.

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from shane wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

Where's the kinkajou in 62? I only see a tayra.

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from shane wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

I see the kinkajou in 92 now that I got to it.

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from shane wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

I used to see some really big fishers in VT. I don't see as many snowshoes and I haven't seen a fisher in years.

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from Sticknstringarchery wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

98 is freakin crazy looking!!!

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from dubyadd wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

I know that most of these pictures were taken with auto cameras, but couldn't they be cleaned up a little? I find that the quality on many is poor and the bright yellow reflections from the eyes are distracting. And in some the animal pictured is almost impossible to see or make out. Loved the subject matter , just wish could see it better

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from ivaxid wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

For those interested, here is a more acessible link:
Smithsonian trail cams

http://siwild.si.edu/index.cfm

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from LAKEM0NSTER85 wrote 3 years 3 days ago

Cool gallery to see. Oldest known deer species in #47, the barking deer.

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from jandemason wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago

these are some wild pics

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

Out of this world, on the other side of the world.

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from 357 wrote 1 year 49 weeks ago

I would love to see a panda on my game camera.

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These 100 photos were taken by Smithsonian Institute-affiliated wildlife researchers in China, South America, Southeast Asia, and six other study locations around the globe. “Our hope is that while you are being entertained by the amazing photographs, you will also learn about the animals, their diverse habitats, and what is being done to conserve them,” says the Institute. Visit the Smithsonian WILD web site for more information about the photos, the studies they were taken for, and the Smithsonian Institute’s wildlife conservation efforts.

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