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Hunting tigers (with camera!) ...interesting article
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16 Aug 2010 09:24 PM  
I've just read an interesting article on how to photograph tigers, and other wild animals, by somebody who has been "hunting" tigers in Thailand's national parks for some years using cameras connected to infrared detector systems :
http://teakdoor.com/thailands-national-parks/77580-indochinese-tiger-part-two-how-i.html
The guy has only seen 2 tigers "live" in 15 years, but managed to get quite a few photos using his sensor system.
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18 Aug 2010 09:08 AM  
Hi Mike -

This is indeed interesting, especially since there are supposed to be approximately 1500 wild tigers in SEA total. There are several organizations trap tagging (camera traps) them and entering their tiger stripe pattern into a database.. as its supposedly as distinctive as a fingerprint. They've also entered tigers from all of Thailand's temples and other tiger attractions. Hopefully it will cut down on the black market trade.

Unfortunately this link gets redirected to the main forum there.. so hard to find it. Could you cut&paste the relevant parts?

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19 Aug 2010 09:15 AM  
Uhmmmm....it's quite a long article, with lots of pics, so not really practical to C&P.
I don't know why it gets directed to main forum, it works for me, but from the main forum go to "Living in thailand" > "Farming and gardening " > "Thai National Parks".
Or try his own website : http://brucekekule.com/camera-trapping
The guy is certainly dedicated, but it's a bit too hi-tech for me ...i'm flat out out soldering 2 pieces of wire together !
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19 Aug 2010 11:08 AM  
Thanks.. will give it a look.

I used to set camera traps in Oregon to photograph bears and cougars.. but back then we're talking 1mp cameras and the pictures weren't very good. Now I'm sure they much more sophisticated..
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