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Tom Kellie posted a topic in Research / scientific papershttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.1850/full https://news.ucsc.edu/2017/06/wilmers-leopard.html ~ This June, 2017 research article published in Ecosphere, a well as the explanatory news release from the U.C. Santa Cruz News Center, presents findings of a study of African Leopards at the Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia, Kenya. Leopard energetics including determining caloric demand were measured for five leopards wearing collars equipped with both GPS and accelerometer devices. Energy expenditure while hunting, predatory drive and interaction with the ecosystem were assessed.
Hmm... so I'm now one month away from my departure for Kenya -- which means it's camera time! First, since I'll be collecting geotagged photographs of lion footprints, I'll need either a decent camera (5 - 10 megapixels) with accurate geologging capability, or a good GPS with a decent camera. I tested out the Magellan eXplorist 510 this week, but I don't think it'll be suitable (too heavy, short battery life). Any suggestions? I'm going to try to test out the Pentax Optio WG-1 this week. Second, I clearly need a DSLR! How could I go to the most beautiful place on earth without a DSLR? However, I'm (a) a graduate student [read: looking to spend less than $300], and ( a novice photographer. By which I mean that I took photography in college and loved my Canon Rebel, but haven't really done anything spectacularly artistic with it in at least 5 years. So I've been thinking about the Sony Alpha DSLR A300K - enough megapixels, enough features. Any thoughts?
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