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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Unexpected visitor

As I was in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, one tree immediately sticked out to me. It was a beautifully by moss covered beech with some little plants creeping out of the roots. So I installed my cameratrap in hope to capture some wildlife passing this distinct tree. In fact I additionally installed a small trail- camera for observing the cameratrap and the surrounding. A badger, a fox and even a bear strolled by for having a closer look on my setup. But unfortunately they all came from the wrong direction and leaving again without posing in front of the camera, except this one yellow-necked mouse. It triggered the infrared sensor once and was off again. Luckily it was sitting just in the right direction and not with the back to the camera.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Romania
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Bernhard Schubert