Automated cameras record Serengeti life
June 9, 2015 6:04 pm
Hundreds of thousands of images of animals going about their daily lives have been caught on automatic cameras in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
The pictures have allowed scientists to observe the natural behaviour and interactions of the creatures, free from any disturbance by humans.
Eating, sleeping, grooming, playing, fighting – any activity in the field of view was recorded.
An army of public volunteers helped to classify all the images.
And their work – as part of the snapshotserengeti citizen science project – is now reported in a scholarly paper in the journal Scientific Data.