These pictures were all taken with a motion–activated camera. This device goes by various names: trail camera, game camera, camera trap. Hunters usually use the first two terms in that they place the camera on wildlife trails so as to gain a tactical advantage over potential game. Incongruously, those who study wildlife use the menacing term, camera trap. My own use of a motion–activated camera is benign: although it is often deployed on a wildlife trail, nothing is trapped and the only things destroyed are photons.
For whatever it is worth, I note that all of these pictures were taken within an area of one hectare along the shore of Kootenay Lake. However, these are but a few of the many images found on this Website devoted to the Lake.
A rollover of a thumbnail here displays a larger version; a click links to the page upon which the image is discussed. A number of images link to the same page.
You may explore the rest of the Website: roll the cursor over in the upper left corner to explore the menu. The trail camera used for these pictures was made in Alberta: Treebark Cameras.