Challenges of Track ID
In my job, I get requests to identify a track. To me, it’s an enjoyable task but also a challenging one. A key reason is people rarely take good photos. Here are a few things to keep in mind when taking photos of tracks that you want identified.
- Keep the track between you and the sun.
- Take photos at the maximum resolution
- Make sure the image is in focus. Zoom in on your shots to ensure they are still crisp at full size.
- Include a ruler or a standard size object in the photo to show the size of the track.
Follow these tips and you will increase the likelihood of having your track identified.
About the Author
Stephen M. Vantassel is a free-lance writer that specializes in wildlife damage management. His books are available at Lulu.com.