discussion / Camera Traps  / 23 June 2022

Floating mount/base for cameratrap?


We're monitoring a wetlands ecosystem and after losing some cameras to flooding and treefalls and being interested in detecting some of the swimmers (beavers, otters, etc.) while IN the water I've been toying with a design for a floating camera trap base/mount. Obvious challenges include directionality, buoyancy, being an easily tipped & enticing perch/dock, etc. I'll share my prototype if/when attempted but before biasing any thoughts I wanted to see if anyone else has attempted something like this?