Bears Caught Using A Trail Cam To Take Selfies

Bears Caught Using A Trail Cam To Take Selfies

One of the interesting phenomena that has occurred since the development of the cell phone camera is the need to take pictures of ourselves.

There is even a name for them, selfies, and I'm sure that we are all guilty of snapping them on occasion.

Interestingly, it isn't only humans who take part in this practice, but park rangers have found the bears seem to enjoy doing it as well.

Since they have wildlife cameras throughout the parks, they discovered about 400 different bear selfies out of 580 photos taken.

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Some of the pictures are rather fierce, and they even take pictures from different angles to capture different looks. Some of them are adorable, others were perhaps an experiment.

According to the City of Boulder, these pictures were taken in Boulder, Colorado from nine different camera traps located on a 46,000-acre property. The Open Space and Mountain Parks was the location of these cameras.

Rangers use the cameras to get pictures of the animals as they are passing by. There is a motion detector located on each camera that sets off the shutter when it detects movement. At nighttime, they use infrared light to check for disturbances.

These pictures came as a surprise to the Rangers, as they don't typically get the opportunity to see bears up close and personal. Now that they have the pictures, they have a better idea of what is out there and what they are doing.

Now if I could only learn how to follow the bears on Instagram

Timothy Roberts

I love to write and it keeps me busy. I've been working online, full time since 1999. When you can't find me at the keyboard, you'll find me getting as much as I can out of life. I enjoy living simply, playing games, visiting the beach, and spending time with my family.

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