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:

Friday, June 17, 2016

A Little Bit of Everything

Plenty of pictures to go around after the latest remote cameras check in Northern NH and Vermont. Two of the cameras had been deployed for over two years. These are just a few.

Remote cameras and bears mix like oil and water. Almost every time a bear shows up, the camera gets  "inspected". You can guess what happens next (taken with an IR camera).

 A coyote taking a roll in the snow.

A coyote pup inspecting a pole with velcro. The pole provides a reference size and collects fur which can be used for DNA analysis. In a show of force, a bull moose snapped the stick at the base a month after this photo was taken.
 Legs for days. A Snow shoe hare showing off.
 A porcupine sauntering across the snowy crust.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Eastern Timber rattlesnake Hunt

This summer I traveled to Massachusetts to film an eastern timber rattlesnake hunt for a new BBC wildlife documentary series. The series, "Earth's Greatest Spectacles-Changing Worlds", premiers Friday February 5th at 9pm on BBC Two or BBC iPlayer (USA release TBA). I designed, built, and deployed remote cameras with my assistant Luke Barbour to capture the hunt. The link below features a story, pictures, and a teaser from the shoot. Fair warning: It's a snake and a mouse.