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Weekend Website #98: Smithsonian Wild

Every Friday, I share a website (or app) that I’ve heard about, checked into, been excited to use.

smithsonian wild

Amazing wild animal pictures


2nd Grade+




Smithsonian Wild


This website is devoted to sharing images of animals in their wild habitats. The pictures–201,000 and counting to date–have been captured by motion-triggered ‘camera traps’–cameras that are activated by an animals movement or body heat and then take pictures of them in their most natural of states–when they believe they are alone. Pictures include dozens of varieties of animals in the following categories:

smithsonian wild

One of the many wild animals caught by Smithsonian camera traps

  • bears
  • canids
  • cats
  • carnivores
  • deer
  • pigs
  • hooved animals
  • birds
  • rodents
  • rabbits
  • marsupials
  • and more

Locations include:

  • Kenya
  • the US
  • Peru
  • Cina
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • and more

Here’s a video that will explain the amazing technique used to acquire these images. You’ll be amazed:

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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade, creator of two technology training books for middle school and three ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.


2 thoughts on “Weekend Website #98: Smithsonian Wild

  1. Pingback: Smithsonian Wild | Recursos Educativos Online | Scoop.it

  2. Pingback: Mooie foto’s en filmpjes over dieren in het wild [Lesmateriaal] « Manssen.nl ~ "It's all in the Cloud!"

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