Washington-based conservation filmmaker, photographer, and certified wildlife tracker, Jeff Wirth has recently set up a camera trap in a forest to capture some photos of bobcats. He found more than just pictures of wild animals inside the camera when he returned to pick it up.


Jeff saw some photos of a man in a safety vest casually posing on the log the camera was faced at when browsing the pictures taken by the camera trap. The photographer shared it on social media and it went viral almost instantly as the picture was absolutely hilarious. Ben Sizemore was the “model” in the picture and he seems to be enjoying his newfound fame, even changing his Instagram bio to “Just a dude on a log”!

Jeff Wirth has recently set up a camera trap in a forest to capture some photos of bobcats and he found this hilarious photo

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The photographer said that he stumbled upon the downed tree while exploring a wetland near his home in a recent interview with Bored Panda. He set up a camera trap the next day hoping to capture bobcats as he figured that there might be bobcats hanging around the tree. Jeff’s setup consisted of a Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera, an off-camera flash and a passive infrared sensor (PIR) that would make the camera snap a series of pictures each time it’s triggered.

Jeff captured some bobcats too!

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Jeff came to check on the camera once a week and replace fresh batteries and checking the pictures. Photographer said, “I got a few images of critters including raccoons, weasels, a few bobcat photos, and a number of birds, but nothing I was super happy with so I [kept leaving] the camera there. When I went to check the camera a couple of days ago, the first sequence of images I saw were those of a surprise visitor that made me smile ear to ear and laugh to myself alone in the forest.”

The photographer thought it was interesting as he had never captured humans on his camera trap before.  Jeff said, “As you may notice, he was not camera-shy, to say the least. He hammed it up pretty good and left me with a sequence of images in a variety of poses. I posted the images on the internet, and it took off!”

People responded them with hilarious memes

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Jeff was thankful that the man did not mess with his camera. The man has created something to enjoy.

Here are some more photos of wild animals captured by Jeff’s camera trap

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Image credits: burningxjeff

Image credits: burningxjeff

Image credits: burningxjeff

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