Over the last couple of months I’ve been based in the UK, putting my jungle-wallah ways on pause. It’s been a really productive period: I’ve been sorting equipment (broken cameras!), catching up on meetings (including giving my PhD upgrade presentation!), writing papers and analysing data (spurred on by the novelty of round-the-clock electricity and internet).
The important thing, though, is that I’ve gone through and processed ~75,000 images or so from the cameras. Of course, I’ve been taking sneaky peaks at the data all along (shhhh), but this first proper analysis of a whole block of data has provided me with a clear picture of how my sampling is progressing and the first real hints at what the key findings might be. Stay tuned for more….
In the meantime, here is another highlight from the cameras so far. It’s a stunning capture sequence of a clouded leopard that I had in the early days of sampling. It also happens to be the first record of the species in the area, and for Kalabakan Forest Reserve! This is where camera-traps really come into their own – giving you jaw-dropping images of a species you’d easily go your whole life never seeing in the forest with your own two eyes!