Candid Creatures by Roland Kays

By Roland Kays

In Candid Creatures, the 1st significant ebook to bare the key lives of animals via motion-sensitive video game cameras, biologist Roland Kays has assembled over six hundred amazing photos. Drawing from records of thousands of colour and night-vision photos amassed through thousands of researchers, Kays has chosen pictures that convey the original views of natural world from during the global. utilizing those pictures, he tells the tales of clinical discoveries that digicam traps have enabled, comparable to working example of species notion to were extinct and info of predator-prey interactions.

Each photograph captures a second frozen within the camera’s flash as animals go through their wild habitats. Kays additionally discusses how scientists use digicam traps to deal with conservation concerns, growing suggestions that let people and wild animals to coexist. greater than only a selection of awesome animal images, the book’s textual content, maps, and illustrations interact to explain the most recent findings within the fast-moving box of flora and fauna learn. Candid Creatures is a testomony to how the explosion of video game cameras worldwide has revolutionized the learn of animal ecology. The strong blend of images and tales of discovery will fascinate someone attracted to technology, nature, natural world biology, or images.

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