The wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer set up a camera trap in the Peruvian Amazon and within four weeks was able to capture photos of rare animals many photographers could be waiting years to spot. With a fairly simple setup of an infrared trigger, a camera, and 2 flashes. He set up his camera on a well-used path near the river, every time an animal passed by they would break the infrared signal in turn setting off the camera. He was able to capture photos of animals such as pumas, mini jaguars, giant armadillos, tapirs, and peccaries.
On his YouTube channel Jeff describes how his system works and gives insight into some of the pictures his managed to capture on camera. You can watch the video here:
Jeffs YouTube channel also features other videos about Peru’s Tambopata region, wildlife videos and even a video about when their camera trap was eaten by termites.