16 Nov '11, 4am

Spot Rare Wildlife With a Camera-Trap iPhone App

Spot Rare Wildlife With a Camera-Trap iPhone App

Zoological Society of London /via So, your iPhone's a-buzzin'. Sure, it could be your great-aunt Sue emailing you about something neat she saw on the intertubes, or it just might be an extremely elusive African lion striking a candid pose -- but only if you have the cool new app called Instant WILD . Biologists from the Zoological Society of London released a fascinating bit of software which transmits images from motion-sensing cameras in Kenya to your smartphone whenever a creature wanders into view, effectively digitizing an important conservation tool and crowdsourcing the search for as-yet-undiscovered species. Camera traps have been used for years as way of recording animals in remote regions with minimal disruption -- and has even returned images of species so rare as to never have been photographed before. As you might imagine, sorting through and identifying all t...

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