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Photos from Camera Traps in China

  • Leopard cat

    Leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis)

  • Leopard cat

    Leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis)

  • A passing panda

    A passing panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

  • A passing panda

    A passing panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

  • Porcupine

    Porcupine (Hystrix brachyura)

  • Porcupine

    Porcupine (Hystrix brachyura)

  • Koklass pheasant

    Koklass pheasant (Pucrasia macrolopha)

  • Golden pheasant

    Golden pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus)

While a "camera trap" might sound menacing, it actually does not harm wildlife. The name is derived from the manner in which it "captures" wildlife on film. Camera traps are not the intricate and elaborate devices you might imagine. These innovative conservation tools are in fact nothing more than everyday cameras, armed with infrared sensors that take a picture whenever they sense movement in the forest. The photos shown here are from camera traps in China.

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