This photo of a bearded pig in the Bornean jungle was taken by a camera trap—a motion-sensor camera often used to snap candid pictures of animals in the wild. Camera traps, or trail cameras, can be magical, bringing us unprecedented images of animals we’d otherwise almost never see.
They can also be invaluable to science. Alys Granados, a PhD student at the University of British Columbia, who set up this camera, relies on candid photos like this to document the diversity of wildlife in a particular area.
Have you set up similar equipment in your backyard, allowing an animal’s movements to trigger the camera as it passes by?
Show us your best “species selfies.” Our editorial team will choose the best submissions based on appeal, composition, originality, and technical quality. A group of chosen shots for this assignment will be posted on this page, and one will even be featured.
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