In some regions of Africa wild animals are accustomed to tourist gawping at them in wonder. However, in the Zambezi Region of Namibia, the local animals has proven to be more elusive to capture for Will Burrard-Lucas, who was commissioned to photograph the region's wildlife by the WWF.
"In most places in Africa, wildlife is much easier to photograph. (The animals) would allow you to photograph them with a hand-held camera," says Burrard-Lucas, who has spent the last five years traversing the continent to capture its wild animals.
However, people and animals live close by each other in the Zambezi Region, which made the animals elusive and timid.
Burrard-Lucas' solution was to position several cameras with motion sensors along animal trails and by watering holes, capturing animals in their most natural state, unaware that they're being photographed.
Overnight, animal movements would trigger the motion sensors and cameras would snap pictures automatically. Burrard-Lucas would then sort though the night's photographs the next morning.
The images show animals at their most uninhibited, unaware that they are being watched. "It was exciting to see so many different species by the watering hole, it was almost like a festive atmosphere," says Burrard-Lucas.
The photographer consulted Lise Hanssen, a conservationist who studies carnivores and works to find ways for human and animals to live together, on where to position his cameras.
His assignment took place during the dry season, which meant that he could count on most animals wandering to the water hole to hydrate.
Burrard-Lucas says he hopes his photos will help inspire conservation efforts in the Zambezi Region.