This data set contains approximately 10,000 camera trap images representing 23 classes from Eastern North America, with bounding boxes on each image. The most common classes are “American Crow”, “American Black Bear”, and “Dog”.

Annotations are provided in the COCO Camera Traps .json format used for most data sets on lila.science.

A link to a zipfile is provided below, but images are also available for direct download from the base folder:


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This data set is released under the Community Data License Agreement (permissive variant).

The data set is described in more detail in the associated manuscript:

Yousif H, Kays R, Zhihai H. Dynamic Programming Selection of Object Proposals for Sequence-Level Animal Species Classification in the Wild. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2019. (bibtex)

Please cite this manuscript if you use this data set.

For questions about this data set, contact Hayder Yousif.

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