- A bear has taken a liking for a motion-capture camera in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado.
- Out of one camera’s 580 images, the bear’s selfies comprise a huge part — 400!
- The cameras are used to monitor and observe the wildlife in the area and the condition of the habitat that they are in.
Yes, out of 580 images captured in the camera, 400 of which are ‘selfies’ of the same bear.
The camera has simply become the bear’s photoshoot device of choice.
The Open Space and Mountain Parks team in Boulder, Colorado, set up the motion-capture cameras to track the animals in the area where beavers, black bears, including coyotes just “walk on by.” But this bear has developed a liking for the camera.
In a statement, Phillip Yates, a spokesperson for Open Space and Mountain Parks said, “In this instance, a bear took a special interest in one of our wildlife cameras and took the opportunity to capture hundreds of ‘selfies.'”
Yates added, “These pictures made us laugh, and we thought others would, too.”
When a motion is detected, it would activate the cameras. The images captured on these cameras will be used to map wildlife areas and show a glimpse into how the wildlife species use the landscape. It would also minimize human presence in the sensitive habitats.
It would also help the organization recommend measures in protecting the natural areas essential for the existence of the wildlife species.
The bear’s ‘selfies’ may not be included in the “important” images but it sure provides comic relief to those who study their habitat.
Source: NBC News