Mammals

Kaeng Krachan's secrets

After months of technical issues with our camera systems we have finally started to get glimpses of the cryptic inhabitants from the depths of Kaeng Krachan National Park. Kaeng Krachan is the perennial favourite amongst birders but its pristine primary forest areas are home to an amazing bio-diversity of animals, mammals in particular.

With the kind support and assistance of the Department of National Parks and the Kaeng Krachan National Park we have been placing cameras at a number of locations within Kaeng Krachan's boundaries. And the park is living up to its reputation of being one of Asia's finest National Parks. Her cryptic and exotic mammal life have been kind to us in the past months and have dained to allow we human interlopers a glimpse of their lives.

So far we have seen an amazing selection of mammals including a number we have never photographed before. It bodes well for our project and we have obtained camera trap pictures for the DNP of 17 mammal species in just a short period of time. A little preview/small selection from our 17 species so far ...........

Fea's Muntjac in Kaeng KrachanThe amazing Fea's Muntjac AKA Tenasserim Muntjac (Muntiacus feae)

 

Malyan Tapir in Kaeng Krachan

 Perhaps Thailand's "strangest" looking mammal - the Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus)

 

Other articles of interest related to Kaeng Krachan:

Kaeng Krachan Leopard Sighting
Kaeng Krachan - Sea of Mist
Kaeng Krachan Sunrise
Thailand's Cutest Primate?

 

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Bagheera replied the topic: #1798 4 years 7 months ago
wow!! very happy that the issues have been sorted and that we can get down to the main business of seeing all the fantastic animals that have tripped the cameras..

All of the photos seem very well lit and of a very decent sharpness, congrats!!
The tapir is a lovely shot and the leopard is just stunning!!!!

I just compared this guy to 'my' leopard from last year and its a different individual. The leopard above has a very distinct 'zig-zag' of black on his right lower forehead.

Well done these are just superb and how awesome is this wildlife that still resides in Thailand's National Parks, this has made my day!!
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Paul T replied the topic: #1799 4 years 7 months ago
Thanks Bagheera. We have "sighted" about 5 leopards so far. Here is another one that sadly was misframed, the sensors we are using are slower than our old ones so we are on a learning curve with the framing........


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Jos- replied the topic: #1800 4 years 7 months ago
Wow that's amazing! Truly outstanding shots! The first leopard shot is one of the best trap photos I've seen so far. Congrats!

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