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Here's a photo of a previously tracked male, sneaking a peek at some researchers from up in a tree 👀 
Photo credit: Ben Marshall
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Happiness is...gorgeous sunsets night after night, knowing the next morning will bring in a whole new day and a whole new section of this surreal National Park to fieldherp in. #joshuatreenationalpark #nationalparks #californiaparks #ca #sunset #joshuatree #herping #fieldherping
Morning walks are always so much better when you come across one of these guys hanging from a rock crevice.
This beautiful little guy is a Kimberley Rock Monitor (Varanus glauerti). #varanus #varanid #varanusglauerti #varanuskeeper #monitor #monitorlizard #lizard #reptile #herp #herping #fieldherping #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography
Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko
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Just finished up a very successful 2 day Leaf-tailed Gecko Tour down on the border of NSW and QLD. The targets of the two day expedition was the Granite Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius wyberba) and the beautiful Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius swaini). I will be posting some of the images from the trip over the next few days!
Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko . Just finished up a very successful 2 day Leaf-tailed Gecko Tour down on the border of NSW and QLD. The targets of the two day expedition was the Granite Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius wyberba) and the beautiful Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius swaini). I will be posting some of the images from the trip over the next few days!
Eastern Sedge Frog (Litoria fallax), from a survey in suburban Melbourne last week. • 
Normally native to eastern Australia these tiny green tree frogs have set-up thriving, feral populations all over Melbourne, probably transported here accidentally in fruit boxes from up north!
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Eastern Sedge Frog (Litoria fallax), from a survey in suburban Melbourne last week. • Normally native to eastern Australia these tiny green tree frogs have set-up thriving, feral populations all over Melbourne, probably transported here accidentally in fruit boxes from up north! ___ ___ ___
Juvenile Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) - Placer County, CA. #herping #crotalus #californiaherps #snake #pitviper #reptiles #rattlesnakes #nikon #outdoors #fieldherping #photography #venomous #rattlesnake #hiking
😂😂😂 #offended!
Snakes can be found under the smallest of objects.  Here,  a 3 ft Southern Pacific Rattlesnake has taken up refuge under a 1'x1' square board! Watch those fingers!

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😂😂😂 #offended ! Snakes can be found under the smallest of objects. Here, a 3 ft Southern Pacific Rattlesnake has taken up refuge under a 1'x1' square board! Watch those fingers! #fieldherping  #fieldherper  #herping  #herps  #rei  #nature  #wildlife  #reptiles  #hiking  #californiaherps  #calherps  #getoutside  #travel  #wildlifephotography  #love  #peace  #passion  #explore  #roadcruise  #amphibians  #salamanders  #newts  #venomous  #secretive  #watchyourfingers  #educate  #snakes 
Male green Iguana with some lipstick on. This is the same guy who I video taped trying to whip me with his tail. I saw him every day in the same area along with an even bigger male with pink on his body. I was only able to get a photo of the biggest one the first time I encountered him. Each time I tried after that he saw me coming and took off. Guess they don’t get over 6ft by being stupid!!
Male green Iguana with some lipstick on. This is the same guy who I video taped trying to whip me with his tail. I saw him every day in the same area along with an even bigger male with pink on his body. I was only able to get a photo of the biggest one the first time I encountered him. Each time I tried after that he saw me coming and took off. Guess they don’t get over 6ft by being stupid!!
Next species from the other day is this small California king snake. Kings are always fun to, I found a decent amount last year and hope I do again this year. #californiaherps #herping #fieldherping #herp #california #socal #photography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #hiking #boards #snakes #king #kingsnake #2018 #reptile
Cuban tree frog found herping in southern Florida.  They were everywhere.  #herpavida #fieldherping #herplife #florida #frogsofinstagram #treefrog #invasive
Pearly eyed thrasher. I spent far more time photographing birds than I did reptiles. These are a really common bird all over the island and not very shy. This one was enjoying some berries.
Pearly eyed thrasher. I spent far more time photographing birds than I did reptiles. These are a really common bird all over the island and not very shy. This one was enjoying some berries.
Yellow-spotted tegu monitor (Callopistes flavipunctatus) predating a tropical racer (Mastigodryas pulchriceps), Ecuador #fieldherping #fieldherpetology #herping #snakes #lizard #snake #lizards #lizardsofinstagram #herpsofinstagram #predation
I posted this snake as a quiz on my story to see who could identify it, it's kinda a tricky one! The species common name is green water snake, but as you can see it is not green! This is a red-phase green water snake, it is a somewhat uncommon color variation of an otherwise abundantly common native snake. Photographed with a Canon 80D, 10-17mm fisheye lens. If you enjoy my photos I always read and appreciate comments, also feel free to share and see more at my website www.ChrisGillette.com #snake #florida #everglades #southflorida #nerodia #herping #fieldherping #fieldherpphotography #snakesofinstagram #fisheye
I posted this snake as a quiz on my story to see who could identify it, it's kinda a tricky one! The species common name is green water snake, but as you can see it is not green! This is a red-phase green water snake, it is a somewhat uncommon color variation of an otherwise abundantly common native snake. Photographed with a Canon 80D, 10-17mm fisheye lens. If you enjoy my photos I always read and appreciate comments, also feel free to share and see more at my website www.ChrisGillette.com #snake  #florida  #everglades  #southflorida  #nerodia  #herping  #fieldherping  #fieldherpphotography  #snakesofinstagram  #fisheye 
Puerto Rican ground lizard (Amevia exsul) taking a large dump. These were the second most common lizard I saw on the island. They remind me of mini tegus.
Puerto Rican ground lizard (Amevia exsul) taking a large dump. These were the second most common lizard I saw on the island. They remind me of mini tegus.
Western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) - 
Interesting fact: Western fence lizards have a protein in their blood that kills Lyme disease bacterium. When a young, infected deer tick feeds on the lizard's blood, they’re basically getting an antibiotic ridding them of the disease.  Since these lizards are the primary food source for tick nymphs, it’s believed Western fence lizards have helped reduce the spread of Lyme disease in the Western United States. -
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#Westernfencelizard #fencelizard #Sceloporus #occidentalis #Sceloporusoccidentalis #wildriverside #herping #fieldherping #fieldherping #fieldherper #herping #herps #reptiles #hiking #californiaherps #calherps #caherps  #nature #wildlife #conservation #getoutside #desertphotography #desert
#wildlifephotography #dof_addicts #dof_nature #macro_captures #igscwildlife #macro_perfection #animal_captures #amazing_nature
Western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) - Interesting fact: Western fence lizards have a protein in their blood that kills Lyme disease bacterium. When a young, infected deer tick feeds on the lizard's blood, they’re basically getting an antibiotic ridding them of the disease. Since these lizards are the primary food source for tick nymphs, it’s believed Western fence lizards have helped reduce the spread of Lyme disease in the Western United States. - - - #Westernfencelizard  #fencelizard  #Sceloporus  #occidentalis  #Sceloporusoccidentalis  #wildriverside  #herping  #fieldherping  #fieldherping  #fieldherper  #herping  #herps  #reptiles  #hiking  #californiaherps  #calherps  #caherps  #nature  #wildlife  #conservation  #getoutside  #desertphotography  #desert  #wildlifephotography  #dof_addicts  #dof_nature  #macro_captures  #igscwildlife  #macro_perfection  #animal_captures  #amazing_nature 
This Ecuador Sipo (Chironius grandisquamis) had quite an attitude. I photographed it for the #Reptiles of Ecuador book project by #TropicalHerping in Reserva #Buenaventura, owned by the wonderful @FundacionJocotoco in southern #Ecuador, and released it exactly where I found it the night before. These fast #snakes are rather common in the montane forests covering the slopes of this beautiful #nature reserve.

#nikond700 #zeiss35f2 #strobist
This Ecuador Sipo (Chironius grandisquamis) had quite an attitude. I photographed it for the #Reptiles  of Ecuador book project by #TropicalHerping  in Reserva #Buenaventura , owned by the wonderful @FundacionJocotoco in southern #Ecuador , and released it exactly where I found it the night before. These fast #snakes  are rather common in the montane forests covering the slopes of this beautiful #nature  reserve. #nikond700  #zeiss35f2  #strobist 
Normally I don´t catch any animals, and almost all of my shots are insitu. But this was my first ever Acanthosaura lepidogaster, so I had to make sure that I get a good shot for determination. 
#lizards  #reptiles  #agamids  #acanthosaura  #acanthosauralepidogaster  #khaoyai  #khaoyainationalpark  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #herps  #herping  #herpetology  #instareptiles  #thailand  #nature  #fieldherping
Prairie cobra! I love these. Eastern hognoses are probably my favorite US species. Heterodon in its entirety is a dope genus. #easternhognose #hognosesnake #Heterodon #Platirhinos #heterodonplatirhinos #sandprairie #prairie
Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis)- Victoria, Australia 
Also known as the Southern Bell Frog, this large bodied frog is native to southern Australia and Tasmania. Although this species is considered a Tree Frog, it is generally found on or near the ground or in the vegetation around ponds and other bodies of water- much like the Ranids of North America. Due to habitat loss, this frog is considered an endangered species in Australia. With @bruce.edley.

#herpetology #herping #fieldherping #frog #litoria #treefrog #bellfrog #southernbellfrog #growlinggrassfrog #litoriaraniformis #amphibian #melbourne #victoria #australia #wildife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #hike #hiking #macro #macrophotography #ecology #science #biology #endangeredspecies
Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis)- Victoria, Australia Also known as the Southern Bell Frog, this large bodied frog is native to southern Australia and Tasmania. Although this species is considered a Tree Frog, it is generally found on or near the ground or in the vegetation around ponds and other bodies of water- much like the Ranids of North America. Due to habitat loss, this frog is considered an endangered species in Australia. With @bruce.edley. #herpetology  #herping  #fieldherping  #frog  #litoria  #treefrog  #bellfrog  #southernbellfrog  #growlinggrassfrog  #litoriaraniformis  #amphibian  #melbourne  #victoria  #australia  #wildife  #wildlifephotography  #nature  #naturephotography  #hike  #hiking  #macro  #macrophotography  #ecology  #science  #biology  #endangeredspecies 
THROWBACK WEEK 1 - Field trip Nicaragua 2013
DAY 4: the black spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura similis), a common species in our study area, is often hunted by locals, who consider their meat as a delicacy. This individual was lucky enough to be born on a small tropical paradise, Little Corn Island, where locals don’t hunt them for food, but rely more on fisheries.
Picture by @laura.s_adventure 
Follow us on @h.e.r.p._herpetofauna !

#herp #herpetology #herpetofauna #herpetologicaleducationandresearchproject #fieldtrip #fieldherping #travel #travelphotography #explore #wanderlust #nature #naturephotography #nicaragua #littlecornisland #paradise #reptile #lizard #iguana #tbt #throwbackthursday
THROWBACK WEEK 1 - Field trip Nicaragua 2013 DAY 4: the black spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura similis), a common species in our study area, is often hunted by locals, who consider their meat as a delicacy. This individual was lucky enough to be born on a small tropical paradise, Little Corn Island, where locals don’t hunt them for food, but rely more on fisheries. Picture by @laura.s_adventure Follow us on @h.e.r.p._herpetofauna ! #herp  #herpetology  #herpetofauna  #herpetologicaleducationandresearchproject  #fieldtrip  #fieldherping  #travel  #travelphotography  #explore  #wanderlust  #nature  #naturephotography  #nicaragua  #littlecornisland  #paradise  #reptile  #lizard  #iguana  #tbt  #throwbackthursday 
White Lipped Tree Viper (Trimeresurus albolabris) in Bogor, Java, Indonesia. #herping #herper #herp #fieldherping #snake #snakes #snakesofinstagram #viper #venom #venomous #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #reptile #biodiversity #indonesia
Locally referred to as the "platanna", the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) is a water-dependent species of frog which occurs throughout a very wide range of habitats in Southern Africa and can be found in all kinds of water bodies.

In certain places across the globe they have formed invasive populations, due to heavy export of this species from South Africa to countries across the world for lab testing. 
#canon #southafrica #thisisafrica #xenopus #fieldherping #pilanesberg #frogsofinstagram #amphibiansofinstagram #herpetology
Locally referred to as the "platanna", the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) is a water-dependent species of frog which occurs throughout a very wide range of habitats in Southern Africa and can be found in all kinds of water bodies. In certain places across the globe they have formed invasive populations, due to heavy export of this species from South Africa to countries across the world for lab testing. #canon  #southafrica  #thisisafrica  #xenopus  #fieldherping  #pilanesberg  #frogsofinstagram  #amphibiansofinstagram  #herpetology 
As per requested by you guys, I will be posting my photos from my trip to Florida in chronological order.
Our first herp was this Broken-striped Newt (Notophthalmus v. dorsalis) that was found in a almost completely dried up vernal in the Sandhills of North Carolina with @tkennedyfour @tcrherps and Trevor Walker on our way down to the sunshine state.

#newt #salamander #northcarolina #sandhills #herping #fieldherping #biology #conservation #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturalist #landscape #naturephotography #hiking #explore #adventure #natgeo #canon #wild #beautiful #travel #nature_shooters #instagood #animal #photooftheday #picoftheday #animalsofinstagram #animallovers
As per requested by you guys, I will be posting my photos from my trip to Florida in chronological order. Our first herp was this Broken-striped Newt (Notophthalmus v. dorsalis) that was found in a almost completely dried up vernal in the Sandhills of North Carolina with @tkennedyfour @tcrherps and Trevor Walker on our way down to the sunshine state. #newt  #salamander  #northcarolina  #sandhills  #herping  #fieldherping  #biology  #conservation  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #nature  #naturalist  #landscape  #naturephotography  #hiking  #explore  #adventure  #natgeo  #canon  #wild  #beautiful  #travel  #nature_shooters  #instagood  #animal  #photooftheday  #picoftheday  #animalsofinstagram  #animallovers 
A striking Red Salamander, a species I still have difficulty targeting. 
#pseudotritonruber #redsalamander #salamander #salamandersofinstagram #amphibians #amphibiansofinstagram #fieldherping #herpetology
The Florida Green Watersnake (Nerodia floridana) occurs in southern Georgia, southeastern South Carolina, and throughout most of Florida save the Florida Keys. These snakes feed on frogs, salamanders, and fish. The snake in this photo was over 3.5 ft in length and very thick-bodied, identifying her as female. Females do not lay eggs, instead giving birth to litters of 20-30 (though sometimes up to 100) babies.

#floridagreenwatersnake #snake #reptile #nerodia #nerodiafloridana #watersnake #animalportraits #culebra #closeup #serpiente #hike #florida #usa #macrophotography #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #nature #wild #naturelovers #conservation #wildlife #natureshot #instanature #macro #fieldherping #herpsdaily #biology #herpetology #nikon #life
The Florida Green Watersnake (Nerodia floridana) occurs in southern Georgia, southeastern South Carolina, and throughout most of Florida save the Florida Keys. These snakes feed on frogs, salamanders, and fish. The snake in this photo was over 3.5 ft in length and very thick-bodied, identifying her as female. Females do not lay eggs, instead giving birth to litters of 20-30 (though sometimes up to 100) babies. #floridagreenwatersnake  #snake  #reptile  #nerodia  #nerodiafloridana  #watersnake  #animalportraits  #culebra  #closeup  #serpiente  #hike  #florida  #usa  #macrophotography  #wildlifephotography  #naturephotography  #nature  #wild  #naturelovers  #conservation  #wildlife  #natureshot  #instanature  #macro  #fieldherping  #herpsdaily  #biology  #herpetology  #nikon  #life 
This cute little Desert Spadefoot (Notaden nichollsi) was enjoying the summer rains outside of Port Hedland this week.
After such rains, the males make a high pitched 'whoop, whoop' call to attract females whilst floating in temporary pools with their legs spread out.
#frog #frogs #frogfriday #frogsofinstagram #amphibian #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #summer #rains #herping #fieldherping #cute
I was so happy to find this beautiful Murray Darling Carpet Python (Morelia spilota metcalfei) on a warm, sunny morning in South Australia. This young adult was stalking some birds in a small bush when we found it. It would’ve been attracted to the area because of the heavy numbers of prey items including birds, possums, rodents and more! This was one of the prettiest snake species I have ever seen and it’s so good to be able to tick this one off the list!
I was so happy to find this beautiful Murray Darling Carpet Python (Morelia spilota metcalfei) on a warm, sunny morning in South Australia. This young adult was stalking some birds in a small bush when we found it. It would’ve been attracted to the area because of the heavy numbers of prey items including birds, possums, rodents and more! This was one of the prettiest snake species I have ever seen and it’s so good to be able to tick this one off the list!
Rough-scaled Snake
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I was called out to relocate this unique Rough-scaled Snake a couple of days back from lady’s pool on the Sunshine Coast. This species is typically known to have thick dark bands running the length of their body, however this individual was completely patternless!
Rough-scaled Snake . I was called out to relocate this unique Rough-scaled Snake a couple of days back from lady’s pool on the Sunshine Coast. This species is typically known to have thick dark bands running the length of their body, however this individual was completely patternless!
As the snow is silently falling down in huge masses here in Norway, I long for the heat back in Australia. #pogonabarbata #pogona #beardeddragon #lizard #reptile #lizardsofinstagram #reptilesofinstagram #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #nature #animalphotography #animal #canon #canon7d #sigma #australia #queensland #getoutside #getoutdoors #fieldherping @natgeoyourshot @australiangeographic
Me and @mason_herper flipped a Cal King eating a San Diego Gopher Snake today in SD county.#herping #fieldherping #herpetology #caherps #californiaherps #calking #gophersnake
Monster Green Iguana from St John’s USVI last weekend. These guys are super variable and the most abundant lizard I saw in a week.
Monster Green Iguana from St John’s USVI last weekend. These guys are super variable and the most abundant lizard I saw in a week.
Went out herping with @huck_triggsphoto And @thewrangler1999 a couple days ago and found a lot more snakes than I thought I would, I even hiked up on a 4 ft gopher. In total we finished the day with 14 snakes! 8 gophers 4 sopacs 1 ring 1 king. I will be posting some pictures of the other species through the next few days, but here are some gopher snakes from that day. #sandiegogophersnake #gopher #snake #californiaherps #fieldherping #herping #herp #herps #photography #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #hiking #snakes #reptiles #field #january #snakesof2018 #2018 #goodstart #socal #california
Went out herping with @huck_triggsphoto And @thewrangler1999 a couple days ago and found a lot more snakes than I thought I would, I even hiked up on a 4 ft gopher. In total we finished the day with 14 snakes! 8 gophers 4 sopacs 1 ring 1 king. I will be posting some pictures of the other species through the next few days, but here are some gopher snakes from that day. #sandiegogophersnake  #gopher  #snake  #californiaherps  #fieldherping  #herping  #herp  #herps  #photography  #nature  #naturephotography  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #hiking  #snakes  #reptiles  #field  #january  #snakesof2018  #2018  #goodstart  #socal  #california 
Neonate speckled rattlesnake 
Crotalus pyrrhus 
Photo: me with an iPhone 8
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#mojavewildlife#nevadaherps#herping#wildlifephotography#hiking#fieldherping#desertrat#nature#naturelover#igherps#hikenevada#homemeansnevada#adventure#exploreoutdoors#desertwildlife#rattlesnake#speck#snakesofinstagram#crotaluspyrrhus
Dwarf Salamander (Eurycea quadridigitata).
Dwarf Salamander (Eurycea quadridigitata).
Damn, it has been a while since I've posted on this account! My absence has been due to multiple trips to a couple of cool places, including the Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape/Karoo, and most recently Wakkerstroom with @fieldherper and @thelionheartexperience. I still have tonnes and tonnes of photographs of some pretty incredible species to edit, so stay tuned. Anyway, for now here is a cute hatchling leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) from Pilanesberg last year. 🐢
#canon #fieldherping #herpetology #southafrica #thisisafrica #pilanesberg #stigmochelys #herping #reptilesofinstagram
Damn, it has been a while since I've posted on this account! My absence has been due to multiple trips to a couple of cool places, including the Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape/Karoo, and most recently Wakkerstroom with @fieldherper and @thelionheartexperience. I still have tonnes and tonnes of photographs of some pretty incredible species to edit, so stay tuned. Anyway, for now here is a cute hatchling leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) from Pilanesberg last year. 🐢 #canon  #fieldherping  #herpetology  #southafrica  #thisisafrica  #pilanesberg  #stigmochelys  #herping  #reptilesofinstagram 
I have a new paper, published today in PLOS ONE (link in profile), on interactions between Burmese pythons and mosquitoes. I am interested in using #mosquitoes to detect #biodiversity, and potentially, #pythons in the #Everglades. A first step was to determine if the local #mosquito fauna would take blood meals from the #snakes. So, I collected a bunch of mosquitoes at a facility that housed pythons outdoors, and #JurassicPark style extracted #DNA from the mosquitoes. Then I used #DNAbarcoding to determine the source of the DNA. Spoiler alert: #Florida mosquitoes feed on pythons, an introduced and novel host, to which our mosquitoes are naive. #burmesepython #pythonbivittatus #pythonmolorus #python #herping #entomology #ufbugs #aedestaeniorhynchus #aedes #plosone #science #fieldherping #snake
I have a new paper, published today in PLOS ONE (link in profile), on interactions between Burmese pythons and mosquitoes. I am interested in using #mosquitoes  to detect #biodiversity , and potentially, #pythons  in the #Everglades . A first step was to determine if the local #mosquito  fauna would take blood meals from the #snakes . So, I collected a bunch of mosquitoes at a facility that housed pythons outdoors, and #JurassicPark  style extracted #DNA  from the mosquitoes. Then I used #DNAbarcoding  to determine the source of the DNA. Spoiler alert: #Florida  mosquitoes feed on pythons, an introduced and novel host, to which our mosquitoes are naive. #burmesepython  #pythonbivittatus  #pythonmolorus  #python  #herping  #entomology  #ufbugs  #aedestaeniorhynchus  #aedes  #plosone  #science  #fieldherping  #snake 
ini Sahabat di herpetologis.id namanya @rijaljaelani69... serius banget ya hehee... pasti keren hasilnya nanti 👍👍👍 #wildlifephotography #xenodermusjavanicus #dragonsnake #ularnaga #ophidia #ularindonesia #indonesiansnake #photoshoot #photography #savethsnakes #herping2018 #herping #fieldherpingindonesia #fieldherping #herpetologists #herpetofauna
Some small snake hooks with carved wood handles painted like a specked kingsnake and Arizona Mountain Kingsnake. I like having little hooks like these when I am cleaning a snake rack or on the seat of my truck when herping...to deal with the little nippy ones. These were fun to make! #snakehook #fieldherping #reptilesofinstagram #handmade #snake #snakes #reptile #herping #reptileroom #crafting #snakecraft
Common purple-glossed snake. 
These snakes are venomous but not considered to be dangerous. It's still best to avoid a bite from any little black snake in South Africa because they are very difficult to identify and you never know how you're going to react to the venom. .
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#africa #southafrica #kzn #sodwana #sodwanabay #reptile #herping #fieldherping #snake #venomoussnakes #dangeroussnakes #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #reptilesofinstagram #fieldwork #herpetology #snakesofinstagram #purpleglossedsnake
Common purple-glossed snake. These snakes are venomous but not considered to be dangerous. It's still best to avoid a bite from any little black snake in South Africa because they are very difficult to identify and you never know how you're going to react to the venom. . . #africa  #southafrica  #kzn  #sodwana  #sodwanabay  #reptile  #herping  #fieldherping  #snake  #venomoussnakes  #dangeroussnakes  #wildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography  #naturephotography  #reptilesofinstagram  #fieldwork  #herpetology  #snakesofinstagram  #purpleglossedsnake 
Banded bullfrog (Kaloula pulchra), a very common species in Thailand. The name bullfrog does not refer to their size, but to the enormous sound they make. This one came onto  the veranda after an evening rain. 
#frog  #amphibians  #anura  #microhylidae  #herps  #herping  #herpetology  #fieldherping  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #bullfrog  #bandedbullfrog  #kaloula  #kaloulapulchra  #khaoyai  #khaoyainationalpark  #nature  #thailand
A red eft stage of the red-spotted newt, in this juvenile phase their bright orange to red colouration helps to warn predators of the tetrodotoxins they produce. These toxins affects the nervous system of an attacker and although this is the same poison found in puffer fish it’s in a low enough dosage that it won’t have any negative effects to an adult human. The toxins are specialised to target smaller predators such as rodents and shrews
A red eft stage of the red-spotted newt, in this juvenile phase their bright orange to red colouration helps to warn predators of the tetrodotoxins they produce. These toxins affects the nervous system of an attacker and although this is the same poison found in puffer fish it’s in a low enough dosage that it won’t have any negative effects to an adult human. The toxins are specialised to target smaller predators such as rodents and shrews
California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) Nevada County, California. Even though these things are as common as dirt, I still get excited seeing them out in the field.
California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) Nevada County, California. Even though these things are as common as dirt, I still get excited seeing them out in the field.
THROWBACK WEEK 1 - Field trip Nicaragua 2013
DAY 3: surveying an area for spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) and having tons of laughs 🐊 @laura.s_adventure #thesebootsaremadeforherping 
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A #Samar #cobra from the island of #Bohol in the #Philippines.
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These stunning #cobras are only found on some of the islands in the southern Philippines.
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Not only are they visually striking, they also spit regularly and come with an impressive temper and willingness to bite. Definitely one of my favourite snake species!
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#spittingcobra #snakesofig #herp #wild #nature #natgeo #snakes #venomous #angry #reptilesofinstagram #fieldherping #wildlife #herpetofauna #thewildlifebiologist #picoftheday #wildlife_perfection #allnatureshots #canon #wildlifephotography #naja #najasamarensis #cobrasnake
A #Samar  #cobra  from the island of #Bohol  in the #Philippines . . These stunning #cobras  are only found on some of the islands in the southern Philippines. . Not only are they visually striking, they also spit regularly and come with an impressive temper and willingness to bite. Definitely one of my favourite snake species! . #spittingcobra  #snakesofig  #herp  #wild  #nature  #natgeo  #snakes  #venomous  #angry  #reptilesofinstagram  #fieldherping  #wildlife  #herpetofauna  #thewildlifebiologist  #picoftheday  #wildlife_perfection  #allnatureshots  #canon  #wildlifephotography  #naja  #najasamarensis  #cobrasnake 
I always love the ring neck defensive display. Such a vibrant color. 1 of many ringnecks found yesterday #RingNeck #rearfanged #herping #fieldherping #defensiveposition #herpotology
Spectacled caiman, Caiman crocodilus.From 2015, (photo taken by my most excellent fieldbud J-F) #caiman #reptile #herping #herps #herpsofinstagram #fieldherping #costarica #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #crocodilian
One of my favorite finds last summer: black-necked garter snake (Thamnophis cyrtopsis). #thamnophis #thamnophiscyrtopsis #gartersnakes #colubrid #colubridae #snake #herping #fieldherping #arizona
Formosa slug snake (Pareas formosensis) from the mountains of northern Taiwan. This small nocturnal snakes actively  hunt down slugs and snails, which they consume with a specialised mouth. #slugsnake #pareas #snakesofinstagram #herp #herping #fieldherping #taiwan #wildlife #wildlifephotography
Near Banff, Alberta, Canada

班夫附近是加國洛磯山脈少數能看到帶蛇的地方

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No messing around for this little gecko.
This Kimberley Dtella (Gehyra kimberleyi) and his little mates put on a show, running around and feasting on all the flying insects that my torchlight was bringing in, largely oblivious to my presence. I may have inadvertently shared some of that feast too.
#gecko #geckos #lizard #lizardsofinstagram #reptile #herp #herping #herpetology #fieldherping #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #broome #westernaustralia #feast
No messing around for this little gecko. This Kimberley Dtella (Gehyra kimberleyi) and his little mates put on a show, running around and feasting on all the flying insects that my torchlight was bringing in, largely oblivious to my presence. I may have inadvertently shared some of that feast too. #gecko  #geckos  #lizard  #lizardsofinstagram  #reptile  #herp  #herping  #herpetology  #fieldherping  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #naturephotography  #broome  #westernaustralia  #feast 
A little Anguis fragilis, me and the boys fund on a herping trip last year, I can’t wait for better weather. #reptile #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #legless #lizard #lizards #fieldtrip #fieldherping #anguis #fragilis #petstagram #pet
Greater green, one of the jewels of Taiwan. #fieldherping #snakesoftaiwan
Found a total of 13 snakes today. Here is 1 of 2 southern pacific rattlesnake (Crotalus Helleri) found with @herpaholic and @tristan.byron not a bad day if I do say so myself #Herping #Herpetology #crotalushelleri #crotalus #rattlesnake #southernpacific #fieldherping #doyouevenherpbro #GoBackToSchool
San Diego Banded Gecko
Coleonyx variegatus abbotti 
Riverside County, CA. 2018

Every year I flip a few of these in January,  and this month is no different!

#fieldherping #fieldherper #herping #herps #rei #nature #wildlife #reptiles #hiking #californiaherps #calherps #getoutside #travel #wildlifephotography #love #peace #passion #explore #herpface #explorerpress #travel #lifers #discover
Freshwater croc (Crocodylus johnstonii), Kimberley, Western Australia #crocodile #crocodilesofinstagram #fieldherping #fieldherpetology #westernaustralia
One of many treasures that can be found in the Mojave, the Desert Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos), NV 2017. With @_matthugh
One of many treasures that can be found in the Mojave, the Desert Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos), NV 2017. With @_matthugh
It’s about time I start giving some stuff away to all you amazing people! I’ve got a ton of awesome reptile/animal related books that I want to put into your hands so you can get as much out of them as I do! First up is my favorite field guide, Peterson’s Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians! I carry one of these bad boys with me everywhere, and having one helped me learn to identify so many herps in the field. If you would like to WIN this handy-dandy little field guide, just make sure you’re following me, and then tag 2 friends that you think would like my page and all these crazy animals :) I’ll announce the winner on Friday! 
#giveaway #giveaways #win #fieldguide #animals #reptiles #reptilesandamphibians #herpetology #animalsofinstagram #wildlife #frog #frogs #bullfrog #aww #cute #petersonsfieldguide #books #book #instagiveaway #theamandafiles #bullfrogs #herps #wild #picoftheday #tuesday #fieldherping
It’s about time I start giving some stuff away to all you amazing people! I’ve got a ton of awesome reptile/animal related books that I want to put into your hands so you can get as much out of them as I do! First up is my favorite field guide, Peterson’s Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians! I carry one of these bad boys with me everywhere, and having one helped me learn to identify so many herps in the field. If you would like to WIN this handy-dandy little field guide, just make sure you’re following me, and then tag 2 friends that you think would like my page and all these crazy animals :) I’ll announce the winner on Friday! #giveaway  #giveaways  #win  #fieldguide  #animals  #reptiles  #reptilesandamphibians  #herpetology  #animalsofinstagram  #wildlife  #frog  #frogs  #bullfrog  #aww  #cute  #petersonsfieldguide  #books  #book  #instagiveaway  #theamandafiles  #bullfrogs  #herps  #wild  #picoftheday  #tuesday  #fieldherping