The TEAM conservation network snaps its 1,000,000th camera-trap image -- a photo of an elusive jaguar in Manu National Park, Peru. See nine more of our favorite hidden camera shots in this gallery of candid photos.
A Southern pig-tailed macaque peers into the camera lens, at Pasoh Forest Reserve in Malaysia.
African elephants at Nouabale Ndoki National Park. “Due to their extensive range and habitat in dense forest, these elephants were difficult to monitor," said Jorge Ahumada, TEAM’s technical director,"before the widespread use of camera trapping.”
A poacher trips a camera trap in Nam Kading, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. These photographs can help identify and prosecute poachers.
An ocelot during the dry season at Volcan Barva, Costa Rica.
“These black and white Colobus monkeys from Udzungwa Mountains National Park (Tanzania) are threatened by hunting and habitat destruction,” Ahumada said. “Monitoring the species’ population with camera traps provides key information to park managers seeking to protect the monkeys.”
Smile...a chimpanzee looks into the camera at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda.
The World Wildlife Fund captured the first-ever photographic evidence of the Pallas’s cat in Bhutan’s Wagchuck Centennial Park.
A Sanje mangabey, an endangered monkey found in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania.