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November 26, 2012 2:33 PM   Subscribe

The 2012 BBC Wildlife Camera-Trap Photo contest results(winners). Editor's Choice.
posted by Atreides (15 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
What the hell is wrong with editors? If I wanted to see raccoons getting mad rutty I'd hang out on the greenbelt behind the walmart.
posted by boo_radley at 2:37 PM on November 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


Many years ago I had the good fortune to help setup a camera trap along a dry creek bed in a remote area of Santa Barbara county. Got the film developed (yes, film) and flipped through the 36 snaps it took over the course of several weeks. It went like this: Deer. Raccoon. Deer. Deer. Bunny. HOLY F'ING CRAP MOUNTAIN LION. Deer. Deer.

tldr; camera traps are so cool
posted by mcstayinskool at 2:43 PM on November 26, 2012


Is spitting a common trait in sloth bears or did this one just do this for comic value?
posted by brinkzilla at 2:45 PM on November 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


needs moar captions
posted by Hairy Lobster at 2:48 PM on November 26, 2012


British media editors are cooler than American ones.
posted by goethean at 2:58 PM on November 26, 2012


I vote for Spitting Sloth Bear
posted by Renoroc at 3:07 PM on November 26, 2012


Hyenas are the Nazi Punks of the animal kingdom.
posted by gwint at 3:12 PM on November 26, 2012


Poprcupine mating puts the prick into prickly.
posted by lalochezia at 3:24 PM on November 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah. Mating porcupines. How do they do that? I don't think "very carefully" covers it.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 3:25 PM on November 26, 2012


This sent me searching for information on the oncilla and the horned guan.

The horned guan is apparently the sole member of its genus, with no living closely related species. It isn't even a true guan.

If I had one, I would call it Juan.
posted by Pallas Athena at 3:49 PM on November 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


I think the animals have caught on, and are using these as photobooths.

These are pretty neat. Moon rat is going to be my new name for opossums.
posted by Fig at 7:13 PM on November 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


I love these, Atreides - thanks - candids. That spitting sloth certainly looked less cute and friendly than all the swaddled baby sloths we've seen here on mefi.

I saw a common genet when I was on a night safari ride in South Africa - they are hard to spot, smallish and very nocturnal. That picture brought me right back, which was fun.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:12 PM on November 26, 2012


Way cool. Love those cats.
And yes, I'm thinking editors are likin' the animal porn.
posted by BlueHorse at 1:37 AM on November 27, 2012


A: Very carefully
posted by Thorzdad at 5:45 AM on November 27, 2012


It's weird to see tigers hanging out by what looks like a cottonwood tree. And the cubs by a pine tree. I never think of tigers as cold weather animals, because I don't live in China I guess.
posted by fshgrl at 10:31 AM on November 27, 2012


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