Joe Riis beautifully captures rarity in wildlife. With camera traps

Glacier Camera Trap Video from NPCA on Vimeo.

Young, innovative and conservation-minded, wildlife photographer and biologist Joe Riis is bringing rare moments of animal life to the public in the name of science. He uses carefully placed camera traps to record the travel habits and behavior of animals at their most real moments: when we’re not around.

While camera traps have been used for a very long time, Riis is placing them in conjunction with long-term wildlife studies. The results have been nothing less than stunning. His Grand Teton pronghorn migration study intricately captured on digital one of the largest migrations in the world. National Parks magazine features him this month and I highly recommend visiting his personal Web site as well to see some great candids of big horns, mountain goats, pronghorns and some rather large bruins.

Awesome. More facts on shark attacks. That tell us nothing.

Sharks prefer stark contrasting colors in the water

You'll be safe in these.

The Adventure Life highlights a recent study by the University of Florida that discusses stats and similarities of shark attacks in Volusia County, FL, which is not far at all from where I’ll be surfing this weekend. Good times.

I can’t help but notice the layer of sarcasm weighing down Mr. Casimiro’s post; an editorial mechanism more than apt for the discussion of this report, as its findings don’t reveal to surfers any sort of new golden rule to avoid becoming human deli meat for the world’s greatest, and most misunderstood, predator.

Next up, new facts about rock climbing’s impact on acrophobics.

Drying out.

Flat spells can really mess up a surfer

Pretty. But flat sucks.

Guest writer Dan Colburn is drying out. His wife’s cat hates it.

Sometimes it’s actually nice when the ocean goes flat. It gives us all a little time to do other things such as work, earn money, spend time with our families … you know, that inane, meaningless stuff. But after a week or so it really grinds on me; I mean, I start feeling irritable and grouchy. My wife calls it “drying out.”

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