By Earth Touch
June 07 2016
Jeff Cremer has photographed many elusive animals this way, including puma, margay, ocelot, tapir and even the enigmatic giant armadillo, an animal so rare that just one or two can be found per 100 square kilometres of jungle.
"You can see how much fun she was having," he says. "The camera took a series of images showing her tail playfully moving around right before the cable became completely unplugged."
Still, the result is well worth the hassle. Using a DSLR and multiple flashes has allowed Cremer to capture high-quality images that reveal both fine details of the individual animals that pass by, as well as clues to their behaviour and movements. The jaguars, for example, seem to come by the trap location every week or so.
"The photos are so high resolution that you can zoom in and count the ticks on the sides of the jaguars," he adds. "It's great when everything comes together and you get an amazing shot of a rare animal captured with beautiful lighting in the middle of the rainforest."
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