Wisconsin wildlife images captured on trail cameras by the DNR program

Thousands of trail cameras are set up in the forests, plains and pastures of Wisconsin, silently waiting to capture the image of a passing elk, curious bobcat or galloping pack of otters.

And millions of these images have been compiled for everyone to see thanks to the Wisconsin Snapshot program implemented by the State Department of Natural Resources.

Many are blurry or only show an ear or tail at the edge of the frame. But others reveal playful, anxious and heartwarming scenes – moments humans rarely see.

The project has a dedicated fan base and photos from the site were widely shared on Twitter and Facebook after the New York Times recently covered the project (which Journal Sentinel outside columnist Paul A. Smith has covered regularly, including a article presenting it in 2014).

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