Three years ago, I went on an expedition on Mount Kenya to resurvey mammals from an expedition Teddy Roosevelt led over 100 years ago. Around this time, we checked our first camera traps. During the trek, I hardly saw any mammals, only monkeys and a flash of a duiker or a bushbuck. Yet, camera traps tell a very different story. Camera traps are amazing because they are triggered by heat and motion, so whenever an animal walks by, it takes their photo (Reconyx is my brand of choice). Here are some of my favorite photos from our trek to the top!
Central African Large-spotted Genet
2. Common Duiker
3. African Buffalo
5. Blue Monkey
Read more on Blue Monkey – A Monkey that Looks Like an Owl.
6. Spotted Hyena
7. Slender Mongoose
8. Crested Porcupine
Read more on Bushbuck – A Striking Antelope.
11. African Savanna Elephant
14. Common Eland
16. Rock Hyrax
Which photo is your favorite? Comment below!