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The Mexican Jumping pit viper (Atropoides mexicanus) is certainly not a snake you want to accidently tread on. This species is said to clamp on and chew once a hold of a target, delivering venom and multiple puncture wounds.

#snakes #atropoides #mexicanus #nummifer #Honduras #centralamerica #serpentes #jumping #pitviper #viperidae #wildlife #nature #macrointhewild #natgeo
Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes). Known for it's classic side winding form of locomotion through desert sands. 
#crotalus #cerastes #snake #snakes #arizona #sidewinder #wildlife #herps #serpentes #herpetology #nature #natgeo #macrophotography #macrointhewild
A young Honduran Palm Pit Viper (Bothriechis marchi) found in the cloud forest of Hondura's Cusuco National Park. These were definitely the most ubiquitous snakes I saw whilst in Honduras but are nevertheless critically threatened by large scale deforestation for agriculture as well as the loss of their food type, frogs. Lots is still unknown about the biology of theses snakes as well as the vast majority of organisms in Cusuco and habitats world wide, if these environments are lost so is this knowledge. 
#snakes #opwall #serpentes #pitviper #arboreal #viper #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #squamata #expedition #natgeo #zoology #herpetology #venom #conservation #macrointhewild
A young Honduran Palm Pit Viper (Bothriechis marchi) found in the cloud forest of Hondura's Cusuco National Park. These were definitely the most ubiquitous snakes I saw whilst in Honduras but are nevertheless critically threatened by large scale deforestation for agriculture as well as the loss of their food type, frogs. Lots is still unknown about the biology of theses snakes as well as the vast majority of organisms in Cusuco and habitats world wide, if these environments are lost so is this knowledge. #snakes  #opwall  #serpentes  #pitviper  #arboreal  #viper  #wildlife  #nature  #naturephotography  #squamata  #expedition  #natgeo  #zoology  #herpetology  #venom  #conservation  #macrointhewild 
Arizona Black rattlesnake - Crotalus cerberus 
#serpentes #arizona #rattlesnakes #crotalus #venom #expedition #wildlife #nature #snakes #bangoruni
Degenhardt's Scorpion-eating Snake - Stenorrhina degenhardtii

This species, from Cusuco National Park, largely feeds on scorpions (as the name suggests) but also on other arthropods such as crickets, grasshoppers and spiders. 
#scorpions #snakes #degenhardt's #herpetology #stenorrhinadegenhardtii #insectivorous #honduras #serpentes #opwall #exploration #natgeo #wildlife #macro #macrophotography
Not really sure what's going on here but I'm apparently drinking with a party hat on? #iloveantsetcetcthenormalzoologyrelatedhashtags #facestickingouttamyneck
Alouatta palliata - Mantled Howler Monkey

These monkeys would wake me up at 5 most mornings. #Bestalarmclockever

This small troop of mantled howler monkeys appeared almost out of no where whilst we were walking a transect. This species is unfortunately the only monkey species left in Cusuco due to the over hunting.

#monkeys #primates #honduras #cusuconationalpark #howler #mantled #Alouatta #palliata #expedition #opwall #wildlife #zoology #primitology
The view out from Cusuco National Park's dwarf forest - one of the most threatened habitats on the planet. 
#honduras #cusuconationalpark #travelling #opwall #forest #ecosystems #environment #rainforest #view
More lens flare than a JJ Abrams movie 📷 - @whilejamessleeps
More lens flare than a JJ Abrams movie 📷 - @whilejamessleeps
Glad to be out walking again. #snowdonia #northwales #bangoruni
North Wales is beautiful. Feel very fortunate to go to a university in such a wonderful part of the world.
North Wales is beautiful. Feel very fortunate to go to a university in such a wonderful part of the world.
The Arizona Black Rattlesnake - Crotalus cerberus.

Dying to be back in the field. The wet and cold Welsh weather isn't particularly fun. 
#herps #herpetology #science #conservation  #nature #wildlife #natgeo #snakes #serpentes #squamates #zoology #tetrapod #macrointhewild #rattlesnake #crotalus #cerberus #arizonablack #fieldherpetology #vipers #usvipers #arizonawildlife
The Honduras Montane Pitviper - Cerrophidom wilsoni.

Notice how well camouflaged these vipers are, making them almost impossible to spot in the leaf-litter.

#herps #herpetology #science #conservation  #nature #wildlife #natgeo #snakes #serpentes #squamates #lizards #zoology #tetrapod #macrointhewild
Anna's humming bird - Calypte anna 
This hummingbird not only feeds on nectar but can also glean flying insects out of the air. Interestingly, this species has been able to increase it's distribution across the western coast of the US due to the transplantation of exotic, nectar producing plants. Therefore, providing an energy source for this marvelous birds.

#birds #bird #aves #science #ornithology #conservation #zoology #hummingbird #hummingbirds #biology #Trochilidae #expedition #hummingbird #hummingbirds #nectar #anna's #Calypteanna
Anna's humming bird - Calypte anna This hummingbird not only feeds on nectar but can also glean flying insects out of the air. Interestingly, this species has been able to increase it's distribution across the western coast of the US due to the transplantation of exotic, nectar producing plants. Therefore, providing an energy source for this marvelous birds. #birds  #bird  #aves  #science  #ornithology  #conservation  #zoology  #hummingbird  #hummingbirds  #biology  #Trochilidae  #expedition  #hummingbird  #hummingbirds  #nectar  #anna 's #Calypteanna 
Parrot Snake - Leprophis ahaetulla 
This individual almost evaded our attention due to it's amazing camouflage - it wasn't too happy when we did see it.

#herps #herpetology  #science #conservation  #nature #wildlife #natgeo #snakes #serpentes #squamates #zoology #tetrapod #macrointhewild #parrot #colubrid #rainforest #wildlifephotography #canon #earthcapture #organism
Slurp slurp.

After processing for data, humming birds will occasionally need a helping dose of sugar water to help sustain their extremely high metabolic rates that enables their characteristic flight. When holding an individual,  you can feeling the bird vibrating as if it were cold but in fact it is their heart beating, preparing for flight. 
#birds #bird #aves #science #ornithology #conservation #zoology #hummingbird #hummingbirds #biology #Trochilidae #expedition #wildlife #macrointhewild #birdphotos #wildlifephotography
Slurp slurp. After processing for data, humming birds will occasionally need a helping dose of sugar water to help sustain their extremely high metabolic rates that enables their characteristic flight. When holding an individual, you can feeling the bird vibrating as if it were cold but in fact it is their heart beating, preparing for flight. #birds  #bird  #aves  #science  #ornithology  #conservation  #zoology  #hummingbird  #hummingbirds  #biology  #Trochilidae  #expedition  #wildlife  #macrointhewild  #birdphotos  #wildlifephotography