One photographer caught rare shots of lions, hyenas, elephants, wildebeests, and more using five camera traps for three months.

By Erika Owen
Updated: January 21, 2017
© Burrard-Lucas Photography

Safaris only go so far in terms of sating our desire to see animals in a completely natural environment—but then there's photographer Will Burrard-Lucas. While on assignment for the World Wildlife Fund, Burrard-Lucas set up five "camera traps" (remote-controlled cameras that require no human touch, aside from set-up) for three months. All of the photos he captured were taken in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area—109 million acres, to be exact—in Namibia.

© Burrard-Lucas Photography
© Burrard-Lucas Photography

Just a few of the animals he caught on camera were elephants, wildebeests, giraffes, bushpigs, lions, porcupines, and hyenas. For more photos from the series, head on over to Burrard-Lucas' website

© Burrard-Lucas Photography

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure.Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.