In 2018, our third annual #Tech4Wildlife Photo Challenge continued to grow and hit its stride with beautiful photos and videos of wildlife and technology from community members working around the world and in diverse environments!
Among the many highlights were stunning whale photos and videos from projects involving unique marine #biologging deployment techniques, drone footage from the top honorees at Duke Marine Lab, and even a flying SnotBot drone non-invasively capturing samples and exciting footage! Since then, whales and other marine species have become an absolute staple in the #Tech4Wildlife Photo Challenge.
Back on land and in the air, we saw many more #biologging projects, like tiny trackers and collars on bats, birds, and a Tasmanian devil. Watching tracking gear get smaller and lighter every year is just one of the fascinating ways that your #Tech4Wildlife photos capture how tech is always evolving!
Among other highlights were bespoke hardware to capture data on birds’ weights, a creative method of luring wolverines to #cameratraps with a custom scent dispenser, open-source Arribada cameras monitoring penguins in Antarctica, and so much more.
And finally, we also saw Shah Selbe traveling the world to deploy open-source data collection tools like sensors, including those that eventually became FieldKit’s signature sensor hardware!
Check back all this week for more highlights from past #Tech4Wildlife Photo Challenges. Read the full announcement here to find out how you can participate this year: