George Shiras III
George Shiras pioneered both the first flashlight photos and the first trip-wire photography of animals at night.
A box of photographs that Shiras brought to National Geographic in 1905 yielded the first nighttime wildlife photographs ever published. They appeared in the July 1906 issue of the magazine.
Albino and Normal White-Tailed Deer, Grand Island, Michigan, 1930
A swimming caribou with symmetrical horns, and white collar of a male, Newfoundland, Canada c. 1920s
Frigate birds soar overhead on motionless wings, Bahama Islands
A lynx photographed at night, Loon Lake, Ontario, Canada
A beaver is caught cutting down a black ash tree by flash photography, West of Marquette, Michigan, c. 1920s
A blind and deaf albino porcupine eats moss near the lake’s surface, Whitefish Lake, Minnesota
Two deer at night, Grand Island, Michigan, c. 1905
A timber wolf trapped on a deer runway in the forest, Near Lake Superior, Michigan, USA.
The carcass and wings of a false vampire bat are pinned to a board, Near Gatun Lake, Panama
Three deer run from the camera’s flash in the first ever trip-wire photograph of animals at night, c. 1880s