|Karanth and team radio-collar a leopard |
in Ngarahole National Park in the 1980s
They are a testament to the dedication and leadership of Ullas Karanth and his able colleagues at WCS-India.
Ullas (lower right) has devoted his career to the conservation of tigers and the landscapes they depend upon.
The tell-tale equipment seen in the photos is a reminder of the first generation of commercial trail cameras.
The Trailmaster active infra-red motion detectors seen in the background rely on a beam of IR light between a transmitter and receiver.
The detector can be adjusted to detect different species based on the duration of beam interruption.
The Olympus point and shoot cameras were quick acting 35 mm models that captured the action quite well.