Wildlife camera FAQs
What is the difference between a wildlife camera and a trail camera?
A trail camera is the same as a wildlife camera; the names are used interchangeably.
What is wildlife camera?
Wildlife cameras or trail cameras are a type of motion sensor camera used to capture images or film of wildlife in their natural habitat.
How do wildlife cameras work?
A wildlife camera remains idle whilst waiting for an animal to trigger its motion sensor. The sensor is infrared, which means it detects changes in temperature and will begin capturing images or video once infrared heat is detected. They are weatherproof and run on batteries.
Where to place a wildlife camera?
Wildlife cameras are versatile and can be placed in a variety of locations depending on what it is you want to capture. Ideal places include watering holes and other places animals are known to frequent, such as your own garden!
How do you set up a wildlife camera?
Once you have chosen a location you can then attach your camera to a stable object like a tree or tripod. Next, aim the camera at around eye level of the desired animal you’ll be attempting to film. You can then adjust the settings of your camera to a timer or motion sensor, and lastly make sure the camera is secured in place. It is also worth concealing the camera as it may spook some wildlife.