Wildlife Camera Slideshow

A look back at the most memorable images taken across the state by motion activated cameras

Around the globe, Conservancy biologists are using camera traps as a tool to study wildlife. Detecting nocturnal or rare animals can be difficult but our motion activated cameras are giving us insight into the behavior of some of the most elusive species. In Idaho we are collecting data from cameras set up in the Kootenai Valley and on our Flat Ranch Preserve, helping us understand when wildlife are in the area and how they are behaving. 

At Hall Mountain, two bear cubs are learning the ropes of tree climbing.

Deer depend on private working land to help them move across the landscape.

Although they may be active any time of the day, bears are often elusive nighttime foragers. Camera traps are making it easier for us to detect their presence.


A rare cougar spotting in North Idaho.

White-tailed deer are  the most common visitors.


Nighttime visitors to the Flat Ranch Preserve.

Our cameras detect more than just mammals.



Deer enjoying some low-hanging fruit.


Located in the Greater Yellowstone region, the Flat Ranch provides an important haven for migrating and breeding wildlife.