Africa's Most Elusive Animals Caught on Camera
One photographer caught rare shots of lions, hyenas, elephants, wildebeests, and more using five camera traps for three months.
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.
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.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure.Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.