Cashu102_Myrmecophaga © Duke University-TEAM Network Cocha Cashu (Patricia Alvarez-Loayza)

Caught on Camera! – Camera trap images from Manu

Many researchers rely on camera traps to investigate wildlife. They allow them to monitor specific areas continuously without having to be there themselves. They also eliminate the risk of researchers scaring off the animals.

This means that pictures from the traps can give you a much better idea of the kinds of animals you can see in the reserve and how common they are. You can also get an intimate glimpse into the lives of the animals, whether it’s the baby giant anteater riding on it’s mother’s back, or a pair of tapir mating, these images are pretty unique.

Here are some of the best shots from camera traps set up in and around the Manu Biosphere Reserve.

White-fronted Capuchin - Cebus albifrons ©  Duke University-TEAM Network Cocha Cashu (Patricia Alvarez-Loayza)
White-fronted Capuchin – Cebus albifrons © Duke University-TEAM Network Cocha Cashu (Patricia Alvarez-Loayza)
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Ocelot – Leopardus pardalis
Jaguar - Panthera Onca © Charlie Hamilton James
Jaguar – Panthera Onca © Charlie Hamilton James
Slate-coloured Hawk ©  Duke University-TEAM Network Cocha Cashu (Patricia Alvarez-Loayza)
Slate-coloured Hawk © Duke University-TEAM Network Cocha Cashu (Patricia Alvarez-Loayza)
Red brocket - Mazama americana ©  Duke University-TEAM Network Cocha Cashu (Patricia Alvarez-Loayza)
Red brocket – Mazama americana © Duke University-TEAM Network Cocha Cashu (Patricia Alvarez-Loayza)
Giant anteater - Myrmecophaga tridactyla ©  Duke University-TEAM Network Cocha Cashu (Patricia Alvarez-Loayza)
Giant anteater – Myrmecophaga tridactyla © Duke University-TEAM Network Cocha Cashu (Patricia Alvarez-Loayza)
Puma concolor © Duke University-TEAM Network Cocha Cashu (Patricia Alvarez-Loayza)
Puma concolor © Duke University-TEAM Network Cocha Cashu (Patricia Alvarez-Loayza)
Giant armadillo
Giant armadillo with another camera trap in the background
Two tapir mating
Two tapir about to mate

 

 

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