Smithsonian Wild Invites You to Explore Real-Time Wildlife

 - Mar 13, 2011
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Smithsonian Wild is an amazing website that features pictures taken from jungles and far-off places where animals roam free and are rarely seen by humans. The photos are taken by motion-triggered camera traps that have been used in animal research all around the world. The cameras are attached to trees, branches and cliffs to capture images of these majestic creatures. When the camera senses the animal's body heat, the picture is taken.

Smithsonian Wild is bringing pictures to the Internet that would normally only be seen by scientists. As of now, the Smithsonian Wild website has over 200,000 images of wild animals to look through. Smithsonian Wild hopes that "while you are being entertained by the amazing photographs, you will also learn about the animals, their diverse habitats and what is being done to conserve them."