Weekend Website #98: Smithsonian Wild

Every Friday, I share a website (or app) that I’ve heard about, checked into, been excited to use. This one is a math app. Since ‘math’ is by far the most popular search term of readers who seek out my blog, I know you’re going to enjoy this review.

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 wildOne 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
  • China
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • and more

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

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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