Confessions of a Camera Trapper

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A red fox crosses the lens of one of Brian Balik's 60 digitally triggered cameras that are spread across Northern Virginia.

Confessions of a Camera Trapper

Brian Balik's Twitter page says he's a Wildlife Surveyor, Student, Park Authority Employee and Camera-Trapper. But there is more to that description than meets the eye - Balik is also an innovative practitioner of wildlife photography. We survey a few of the numerous, surprising and revealing places where his cameras reside.

The Wild Life Outside Your Door: City Wildlife is a pioneering, inspirational and mostly volunteer effort dedicated to keeping wild animals out of harm's way in the nation's capitol. C.W. has rescued and rehabilitated hundreds that are usually injured or lost within the city limits. The organization's success has other urban areas in the U.S. following the example. We spend a few minutes with Anne Lewis, who helped to start City Wildlife in 2008.

Brian Balik's Twitter page says he's a Wildlife Surveyor, Student, Park Authority Employee and Camera-Trapper. But there is more to that description than meets the eye - Balik is also an innovative practitioner of wildlife photography. We survey a few of the numerous, surprising and revealing places where his cameras reside.

The Wild Life Outside Your Door: City Wildlife is a pioneering, inspirational and mostly volunteer effort dedicated to keeping wild animals out of harm's way in the nation's capitol. C.W. has rescued and rehabilitated hundreds that are usually injured or lost within the city limits. The organization's success has other urban areas in the U.S. following the example. We spend a few minutes with Anne Lewis, who helped to start City Wildlife in 2008.

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He has a keen observation of all wildlife that he sees on different places. All the photos are amazing. - Kris Krohn

February 11, 2014 - 11:35pm

It's amazing that you've been able to capture such a wide variety of wildlife in the middle of an urbanized area. I love the video of the beaver hauling away a tree three times his length on your A Case of Wildlife Fever blog. Keep the great photos and videos coming, please!

February 15, 2014 - 1:50pm

I really enjoy watching this video in fact I have it reviewed twice today. - Paul Kadri

March 12, 2014 - 11:48am
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