With hundreds of camera traps, a team of researchers has documented 105 mammal species at seven tropical-forest sites across the globe. This image of an ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) was taken at Volcan Barva, Costa Rica. It's one of nearly 52,000 photos, taken as part of the first global camera trap mammal study done by The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM).
An African leopard (Panthera pardus), a near-threatened species, caught in a camera-trap photo in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania.
A Southern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina) captured in a photo in Bukit Barisan Selatan, Indonesia.
Now you can see why the animal is called the pig-tailed macaque.
A lowland paca (Cuniculus paca) in Manaus, Brazil.
A South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris) caught on candid camera in Central Curiname Nature Preserve.
A common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) says "cheese" as a camera trap snaps its mug in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Chimpanzees are listed as endangered species.
A camera trap caught this jaguar (Panthera onca), a near threatened species, in Central Suriname Nature Reserve. This protected area was found to have the greatest species diversity.
Myrmecophaga tridactyla (Giant anteater) is a vulnerable species, photographed here in Manaus, Brazil. The image is part of the first "Global Camera Trap Mammal” study.
An Indian muntjak (Muntiacus muntjak) at Nam Kading, Lao People's Democratic Republic; this site showed the lowest species diversity of the seven sites studied.
A collared peccary (Pecari tajacu) spotted at the high-diversity site of Central Suriname Nature Reserve.
A mountain gorilla Gorilla beringei beringei and baby in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda.
A small African carnivore called Lowe's servaline genet (Genetta servalina lowei) was captured in this photo in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania.
The Linneaus's mouse opossum (Marmosa murina) is just 4-5 inches (10-13 centimeters) in length with a 5-8 inch (13-20 cm) tail and weighs under an ounce (26 grams). Here the little guy poses for the camera in Central Suriname Nature Reserve.
A Northern tamandua (Tamandua Mexicana), which is a smaller anteater, photographed in Volcan Barva, Costa Rica.
White-nosed coati (Nasua narica) in Volcan Barva, Costa Rica.