Animal tracker follows heart

Man’s trail cameras see animals like never before

CAUGHT ON TAPE—Above right, Kiefo Nilsson sets up a trail camera. Left, a bobcat saunters by.

Kiefo Nilsson keeps a close eye out for track marks, scat and other signs of animal activity as he walks up a narrow, rocky trail in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains.

“I feel there is a secret world. . . . There is this entire ecosystem happening when people are not around,” said the 32-year-old musician and outdoor enthusiast whose trail cameras have snapped dozens of images of foxes, bobc...

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