Friday, November 2, 2018

Flounder Chasing Bait School on Cape Cod

Similar to the last video I posted, this video shows a flounder following and chasing a simulated school of bait. Once again, I had no idea this interaction happened until I reviewed the footage which shows just how much goes on under the waves that we never know. I think my favorite part is the last few seconds when the flounder glides effortlessly.

As always, select "1080P" quality option from the  gear icon on the bottom right of the video.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Stripers on Cape Cod

I built a camera system to house a GoPro inside an umbrella rig that simulates a school of shad. The stripers were keyed in on a sand eel hatch so this was the wrong umbrella rig choice but still recorded some interesting interactions. While we saw no evidence of fish above the surface, there was a lot happening under the waves. We were fogged in with only 100ft of visibility so video quality would be greatly improved on a sunny day. As always, watch in HD.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Fall in Northern Vermont

A full assortment of pictures from a recent camera check in Northern Vermont. One remote camera has been taking pictures in the same location for over a year and half with the same batteries. The coyote picture was taken at a new test site along a river bank. It was located in dense growth along a logging path and I was expecting few if any pictures, yet it yielded some of the best results and most diverse species. After all the years camera trapping, I am constantly surprised and continuing to learn. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bucks in Velvet

                                                                                                    Watch in HD with the sound on for the best viewing experience.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Life as a Moose Calf

Moose are born mostly legs but grow rapidly. Their only job is to follow mom around. However, the life of a moose calf is a harrowing ordeal. Only 20% make it through their first year. If they can make it over that hump, they will likely make it many more. Their most formidable opponent is the winter tick. Capturing pictures of these guys every week, I was able to watch them grow up. Only weeks old in the first set of pictures, they will face many challenges, but they continue to look strong and have good habitat.

I'm always a season behind with camera trapping because I am only able to check most of my cameras every 3 to 6 months. This pictures sequence starts in early June and runs until September.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Bobcat Rolling in the Flowers

Turn to 1080p HD quality, turn up the volume, and watch in full screen. The video is better with sound and at higher quality. The date an time stamp on the camera is incorrect: