Photos Captured By Trail Cams That Need Some Explanation

Published on 05/31/2021
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Nature has a habit of surprising us. This is not the case when using a trail camera. In a photographer’s best efforts to track down and obtain an unwitting beast, you can avoid certain situations. Whether it’s due to sight, hearing, or a bizarre interpretation of their surrounding environment, animals have an unpredictably high tendency for running away.

Moments Seen In Trail Cams That Needs To Be Explained

As we replace the filmmaker with a trail camera, things start to get interesting. Who’d have thought a simple trail camera could become a photographer’s best friend? This trail cam is constantly on the lookout for the perfect “take” of trail cam photos. Trail cameras hidden in plain sight, unnoticed by wildlife, will (and always will) capture wildlife’s beautiful, strange, and almost comical lives – the only pain is the camera’s click. Let’s look at the private lives of animals from dawn to dusk through the eyes of nature trail cams. We guarantee you’ve never seen anything like it!

The Intimately Bewildering Moments Captured On Trail Cams

Moments Seen In Trail Cams That Needs To Be Explained

Close Up

Tonight was movie night on the raccoon’s world. He put on his best suit, curled his hair, and smiled straight at the camera. Assume you’ve located the red-eye prevention package.

Close Up

Close Up

Deer with the Curse

This terrified buck, believe it or not, just watched a fake zombie movie. Do you find it difficult to maintain your balance? Have a look. Are they armed and ready to apprehend a victim with outstretched arms? Take a look around. What’s with the bright eyes and gaping mouth? Take a look around. This deer has mutated into a zombie.

The Spooked Deer

Deer with the Curse

Water Deer

“Jump as if no one were watching,” goes an ancient adage. We have no idea where this photograph was taken, but it depicts a Chinese Mule Deer gallantly crossing a small body of water. This deer is a distant descendant of the North American Deer and is native to China and Korea.

A Gallant Water Deer

Water Deer

Standing Tall

Trying to stretch the hind legs like a ferocious and powerful black bear has advantages, but it appears to be far riskier. Imagine walking down the street and seeing this colossus.

Stand Tall

Standing Tall

Which way?

Wherever these deer go, the herd is all-in. Except for the second deer on the right, they appear to be concerned about the road ahead of them.

This Way

Which way?

Escaping

With so many ducks fleeing in the opposite direction, it’s clear that these birds were attempting to flee a shooting “accident.” The sound of a shotgun press (or duck call) is enough to get your blood pumping.

Flight Of Escape

Escaping

Grey Fox, Grey Fox, Grey Fox

This photograph is simple and clear: A photograph of a soon-to-be-graduated fox high school student, ready to be shared with friends and family. What could be more pleasurable for a fox than spending his free time in the woods?

A Grey, Grey Fox

A Grey, Grey Fox, Grey Fox

It’s okay to lean on it; it’s okay to rock on it

It may seem strange to have an elk rave all day, but here we are. The two in the front are the lifeblood of the gathering, while the one in the back is the designated driver. We can’t say we fault him for keeping his mask so straight.

Lean With It, Rock With It

It’s okay to lean on it; it’s okay to rock on it

Nature’s Reflection

For this shot to be stunning, a large number of components had to be refined and preserved. The perfect perspective, the blue sky, the motionless reflection, the slow-grazing deer… it’s all breathtaking. Is this a photographer or a trail cam?

The Natural Reflection

Nature’s Reflection

A Pro in the Mountains

This courageous bobcat guards his mountaintop for hours to ensure such a high level of mountain consistency. Some frozen birds or tiny rodents aren’t going to cut it. In only one slice, he’ll be able to keep his mountain looking spotless.

A Mountain Pro

A Pro in the Mountains

A trio of kings who rule

A “rafter” is a word used to define a community of turkeys. It’s a rafter of turkeys, ruled by the three handsome kings in the rear. We don’t advocate messing with them or inviting them to Thanksgiving.

The Three Kings

A trio of kings who rule

Death as a Cat

What is more frightening than running across a killer that is simply on the move and has its victim’s body buried deep between its jaws. Be grateful that you became the second person to be noticed… and don’t bother asking about the first one.

Death In Cat Form

Death as a Cat

Turkey’s Retaliation

This turkey was aware of your behavior on Thanksgiving Day last year. He was able to see everything. He’s the only one standing… And he’s on his way…

Revenge Of The Turkey

Turkey’s Retaliation

Dreaded

An adult bald eagle was photographed holding a 15-pound deer fawn, a giant weighted load ever borne by a soaring creature. With razor-sharp talons and a lethal hooked beak, it’s no wonder that this land-bound wolf is forced to flee.

Feared

Dreaded

On the Trail

Wolves, like people, take the “road of least resistance.” There’s no reason to waste time when there’s a well-worn (and trampled) road to scour the field of opportunity.

On The Trail

On The Trail

2 for 1

Don’t get too excited. These two animals aren’t pals. They’re competing for a beaver carcass out of sight, which isn’t what most buddies do… Please assure us that you and your mates do not behave in this manner…

2 For 1

2 for 1

Over the River and Across the Bridge

American Black Bears will reach a weight of 550 pounds, although the average is about 200 pounds. Although exceptional swimmers, this wise alien chose to cross the river through the bridge because it seemed very cold.

Over The River And Through The Bridge

Over The River And Across The Bridge

Imagining the Future

We’re not sure what’s out of frame. But whatever it is that has twisted the wild grasses westward has placed this little coyote in a state of natural bliss.

Starring Into The Future

Imagining the Future

Lovely

An Oregon professor took this trail cam shot with an SLR camera. The elegant and acrobatic hop over the fallen tree perfectly captures this big cat’s strength and poise.

Beautiful

Lovely

A Turkey Takes Off

Wild turkeys can go short distances, believe it or not. During the night, they sometimes roost in trees in the wild. Unfortunately, our commercialized domestic turkeys are reluctant to travel because their artificially raised weight holds them down and grounded.

A Turkey Taking Flight

A Turkey Takes Off

Exceptional 

We can’t believe this is just a trail cam snapshot once again. The lighting, design, and pacing all combine to create such a stunning mosaic that we can’t believe it’s not a fake… even if we already suspect it is!

Majestic

Exceptional

There are two in this space

Your instinct can lead you to focus on the obvious buck, which is large and brown. But take another glance at this snapshot to see what else is scurrying about. Did you see it? A snow-white albino beauty stands to his back. In snowy environments, natural camouflage is a must.

There Are Two Here

There are two in this space

An Afternoon Detox

A cat is a cat regardless of age, species, or position. This man happens to be brushing himself while perched on a fallen tree in clear sunshine. That’s admirable conduct from a predator, and we’re not going to convince him otherwise.

An Afternoon Cleanse

An Afternoon Detox

Mondays are a special day

You were late for work and didn’t have time to wash your hair or drink your cup. Your vehicle broke down, but you had no choice but to abandon it at home and walk to work. In the elk nation, this is a traditional Monday, and he despises it.

Mondays

Mondays are a special day

There’s Plenty Time for Love

These two, young or elderly, can’t seem to get enough of each other. They may develop into ruthless foes or passionate lovers in the future, but for now, they’re savoring the moment.

Always Time For Love

There’s Plenty Time for Love

Is it possible to get so many points?

Bucks with a lot of “points” are considered the most masculine. So, what can we think of this guy who has way too many points? Allow him to step out.

How Many Points Is Too Many

Is it possible to get so many points?

a Deer-Man

With eyes that look like forearms and legs that look like forearms, this deer strikes me as a mix. Everything in him says, “This is a man dressed as a deer.” Are you in agreement?

A Man Deer

a Deer-Man

Wow! Parkour is a fun sport to do

Have you ever asked that deer hunting is such a brutal sport? Now that this trail camera has caught a deer with Matrix-like reflexes, it’s clear that it’s not as easy as we assumed!

Woah! Parkour!

Wow! Parkour is a fun sport to do

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Look at these bunch of raccoons, if there’s one thing that we could say about them, it’s the fact that they would never let any adversity get in their way! Just look at them, they are definitely determined in trying to get whatever food was hung there.

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

In Unison

At first glance, the first thing you would say about this picture is that it looks cool, but after a few minutes, you might imagine this pack of wolves as a bunch of singers who are trying to practice so that they would get into the choir!

In Unison

In Unison

Buffalo Backride

Nothing says more about friendship than letting your pal rest on your back as you head to your destination. If it weren’t for these trail cams, we probably would not even know that things like this could happen! They look very cute, right?

Buffalo Backride

Buffalo Backride

You Messed With The Wrong Neighborhood

If you don’t feel any fear upon looking at this photo, that’s on you, but if you ask us, this is definitely scary! Just imagine minding your business, walking in the woods when suddenly, a bunch of deer are looking at you and are planning to make a move at any moment.

You Messed With The Wrong Neighborhood

You Messed With The Wrong Neighborhood

Terrified Of A Flying Squirrel

We have no idea what a flying squirrel could do to an animal like a deer, but if we see a flying squirrel heading our way, we would be pretty terrified too and would run away as fast as we could.

Terrified Of A Flying Squirrel

Terrified Of A Flying Squirrel

Getting A Lift

Look at this cute momma bear and her kid! We’re sure everyone who would see this picture would feel happy seeing how cute these two bears are. We might not know what they were trying to get there, but at least we got to see this beautiful moment.

Getting A Lift

Getting A Lift

Impact In 3… 2… 1…

Here is another deer in a predicament! Unbeknownst to it, an owl would be heading straight for its head. What could the reason be? We might not know, but one thing is certain, that deer would suddenly be hit with a pang of pain!

Impact In 3... 2... 1...

Impact In 3… 2… 1…

Taking Care Of Her Kids

This momma fox clearly got her priorities straight as she is just standing too still to feed her children. What a sweet mom right? Taking care of her kids and making sure that they are well fed. The best momma fox award certainly goes to her!

Taking Care Of Her Kids

Taking Care Of Her Kids

Raccoon Night Out

This bunch of raccoons is definitely having the time of their lives over there! Just look at them, a lot of food at their disposal, just eating the night away. Who’s to say that it isn’t their best night out yet?

Raccoon Night Out

Raccoon Night Out

Looking Similar To A Disney Movie

If you’ve seen Lion King, then this picture might remind you of that. Sure, it’s not a meerkat riding a hog, but it looks similar to it, right? Just from the pic alone, we can clearly tell that these two are besties!

Looking Similar To A Disney Movie

Looking Similar To A Disney Movie

The Last Thing The Trailer Cam Saw

According to the picture’s owner, they found their trailer cam to be destroyed and was cracked beyond repair. After checking what it caught before being destroyed, this is what they saw. Quite hilarious right? If I were them, I wouldn’t even be mad, I’d just be impressed that my trailer cam managed to capture that picture before falling apart.

The Last Thing The Trailer Cam Saw

The Last Thing The Trailer Cam Saw

Match Of The Century

This picture looks like an intense match that everyone has been waiting to see in their little animal fight club. By the looks of it, it seems like these animals were prepared to clash head-on! Who do you think would win between the two?

Match Of The Century

Match Of The Century

An Otter Having A Snack

Look at this cute otter, it looks so proud of eating its snack! We don’t know if it knows that the camera can see them, but regardless, this is a cute sight otherwise. Just look at it, it looks so delighted by the fact that it is currently eating!

An Otter Having A Snack

An Otter Having A Snack

Food For Everyone

Here is another group of raccoons that are having the night of their lives! As you can see from the picture, one raccoon got to the top and is releasing food so that his friends could eat! From the picture alone, you could clearly tell that they are enjoying every bit of food that dropped from there.

Food For Everyone

Food For Everyone

Cooling Off

Here is a cool picture of a tiger who couldn’t handle the heat and decided to cover itself with mud to help relieve itself. It’s not every day that you see a tiger cope with the heat, if anything, this is a rare sight in itself!

Cooling Off

Cooling Off

Bird Fight

Here is another fight on our list! This amazing picture caught a bunch of birds going at it. These birds look cool as they look similar to jet planes that are duking it out. We are glad that a trail cam was able to capture this amazing moment.

Bird Fight

Bird Fight

Staring Into Your Soul

Just look at this deer and see if you can last. If you felt a bit uncomfortable while looking at it, you’re not alone. We’re not sure why this deer stared at the camera like that. Is it trying to make us uncomfortable? Or it genuinely doesn’t know what it is looking at? We may never know.

Staring Into Your Soul

Staring Into Your Soul

Who’s There?

This bear looks like it is very worried that someone is looking at its back. Don’t worry big bear, no one is out to hurt you! After all, no one in their right minds would decide to stalk you and hurt you! Go on in your way!

Who’s There?

Who’s There?

Lick Lick

We don’t know why the deer was licking the other deer’s ear, but just from its face alone, we can definitely tell that the deer that was being licked was completely done with the deer that was licking them. The licked deer looked like they would snap at any moment!

Lick Lick

Lick Lick

Hey There!

This cute deer here looks like it genuinely wants to be your friend! Just look at its face! If that doesn’t look like the face of friendship and goofiness to you, then we have no idea what is. If you ask us, we would want to be that deer’s friend!

Hey There!

Hey There!

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