The pictures of Amur tigers in this album have been taken by camera traps installed by the scientists of A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution in the Far East of Russia in the Ussuri reserve.
Scientists from around the world use camera traps. This method of research helps them learn more about how animals live in the wild.
Zoologists of A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution use pictures taken with camera traps for photo-identification of animals, counting the number of inhabitants of the forests and mountains of Russia.
Camera works simply. When the animal is near it a motion sensor triggers. Photos taken with camera traps are often not very sharp, bright and of high-quality. Yet these images create the impression that you get into the mysteries of the life of wild animals.