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

By Erika Owen
February 11, 2016
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Camera trap image taken in the Zambezi Region of Namibia for WWF using a Camtraptions PIR motion sensor.
Credit: © 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.

Camera trap image taken in the Zambezi Region of Namibia for WWF using a Camtraptions PIR motion sensor.
Credit: © Burrard-Lucas Photography
Photographed with a camera trap. Liuwa Plain, Zambia
Credit: © 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.

Camera trap image taken in the Zambezi Region of Namibia for WWF using a Camtraptions PIR motion sensor.
Credit: © Burrard-Lucas Photography

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