When Animals Snap
Assignment Open From
Feb 23 - Mar 23, 2015
PLEASE NOTE: For this assignment, we’re offering an incentive. The author of the featured photo chosen by our readers will receive a Patagonia Black Hole Backpack, perfect for transporting your gear to the office, the crag, or the beach.
This camera trap (or trail camera) photo by John Bates is striking and it would likely have been quite difficult to get in person, even for the most patient, stealth photographer. Of course, therein lies the magic of the camera trap: to transport us to a wild scene we’d likely otherwise miss.
Have you set up similar equipment in your backyard, allowing an animal’s movements to trigger the camera as it passes by?
For our next assignment, we’ve partnered with Nature Up North, a project of St. Lawrence University, and the St. Lawrence County Chamber, to celebrate this tool. So show us the wild world through the lens of your camera trap.
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.
Please choose your photos wisely. We can consider a maximum of two submissions per contributor. Get us your favorite.
Entry period has endedVote For Your Favorite Finalist
Puma, Jaú National Park, Central Amazon, Brazil.
Giant Armadillo, Jaú National Park, Central Amazon, Brazil.
Deer - Yearling Buck and Fawn, Apopka, Florida.
Los Padres National Forest, California
White-tailed Deer, Des Moines, Iowa.
Female Elk, McMinnville, Oregon.
Coyote and Badger, Santa Ynez Valley, California.
Great Gray Owl, Central Lake County in Northern Minnesota.
Lynx, Central Lake County in Northern Minnesota.
Deer, McMinnville, Oregon.
Red River Hogs, Gabon Africa.
Silverback Gorilla, Gabon, Africa.
Weasel in a herptile crossing for safer passage between two wetlands. Washington County, Minnesota.
Turtle in a herptile crossing for safer passage between two wetlands. Washington County, Minnesota.
Frog in a herptile crossing for safer passage between two wetlands. Washington County, Minnesota.
Peacock Displaying, India.
Three Leopards, India.
Leopard, Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa.
Mountain Lion, Amador County, California.
Black Bear with Deer, El Dorado County, California.
Bear with a Pumpkin, Payson, Arizona.
Leopards and Crocodiles, Niassa Reserve, Mozambique.
Fox and Kit, Garrison, New York.
Pair of Jaguars, Estancia Cuarahy Reta, Agua Dulce, Distric of Bahia Negra, Alto Paraguay.
Wolf, Morskoga, Sweden/
Wolf on a Frozen Stream, Skinnskatteberg, Sweden.
Female Mountain Lion and Two Large Cubs. South Humboldt County, California.
Female Black Bear with Cubs, Gila National Forest, New Mexico.
Mountain Lion, Gila National Forest, New Mexico.
Coyote, Southern Minnesota.
Iberian Hare, Portugal.
Andean Bear, Ecuador.
African Elephant, Mpala Research Centre, Laikipia, Kenya.
Fox, Hudson Highlands near Cold Spring, New York.
Peccaries, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.
Buck vs. Coywolf, Wilmington, Massachusetts.
Black Curassow, Rio Demeni, Amazonas State, Brazil.
Brazilian Porcupines Visiting Fruiting Tree, Pantanal Highlands, Corguinho, Mato Grosso do Sul.
Tayras Visiting Fruiting Tree, Pantanal Highlands, Corguinho, Mato Grosso do Sul.
Vultures on Carcass, Africa.
Black Bear, Pennsylvania