Krithi Karanth is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and in 2011 received the Society’s 10,000th grant for research and exploration. She is a conservation biologist working to save India’s increasingly fragile ecosystems and threatened animals. Her research utilizes many forms of data, including camera traps, to monitor and conserve a wide variety of Subcontinental creatures. By Krithi...
For more than twenty years, camera traps have helped record the otherwise unseen populations of India’s wildlife. Now, with more than a million pictures in the record, we have uncovered spectacular “selfies” from the reserves.
This is just the latest fringe benefit to come from the scientific work with camera traps pioneered by my father, K. Ullas Karanth. The population data and individual animal identification that has resulted through the work of the Wildlife Conservation Society-India enables us to continue to protect these magnificent animals facing ever greater threats and challenges.
But it’s not all serious business for India’s wildlife. In a world besieged by humans constantly snapping selfies … other animals are not far behind.
Some Are Fancy
Others Are Flighty
Some Are Bold
Leopards are perhaps the most adaptable and versatile large cats in the world and have been found to live in sugarcane fields in India. (Photo by Ullas Karanth/WCS)
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