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An absolutely beautiful Copperhead I came across last night between thunderstorms in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Often misunderstood Copperheads more often then not want absolutely nothing to do with people and will go out of their way to avoid them. They are venomous but their venom is mainly used to hunt for prey instead of for defense against threats and predators. They are much more likely to rely on stealth and their excellent camouflage to avoid people then they are to try and bite someone.

This one was extremely calm and didn't seem to be bothered by me at all even as I used a pair of snake tongs to safely help it across the road. They have an underserved reputation for being aggressive and yes any animal if you bother it enough may become aggressive but their reputations mainly come from Northern Watersnakes that are commonly misidentified as Copperheads. Watersnakes have a much more aggressive attitude when found and can be just plain mean if they feel threatened.

In Pennsylvania due to a number of threats such as habitat loss, road mortality, forest fragmentation, illegal collecting, and poaching they are listed as a Species of Special Concern and have various restrictions placed on their possession.

This particular one that I came across last night also happens to be the first verified record of them in Northumber County!

#pennsylvania #centralpa #pennswoods #pawilds #nature #herping #herps #paherps #herpsofinstagram #copperhead #northerncopperhead #snake #snakesofinstagram #pawildlife
An absolutely beautiful Copperhead I came across last night between thunderstorms in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Often misunderstood Copperheads more often then not want absolutely nothing to do with people and will go out of their way to avoid them. They are venomous but their venom is mainly used to hunt for prey instead of for defense against threats and predators. They are much more likely to rely on stealth and their excellent camouflage to avoid people then they are to try and bite someone. This one was extremely calm and didn't seem to be bothered by me at all even as I used a pair of snake tongs to safely help it across the road. They have an underserved reputation for being aggressive and yes any animal if you bother it enough may become aggressive but their reputations mainly come from Northern Watersnakes that are commonly misidentified as Copperheads. Watersnakes have a much more aggressive attitude when found and can be just plain mean if they feel threatened. In Pennsylvania due to a number of threats such as habitat loss, road mortality, forest fragmentation, illegal collecting, and poaching they are listed as a Species of Special Concern and have various restrictions placed on their possession. This particular one that I came across last night also happens to be the first verified record of them in Northumber County! #pennsylvania  #centralpa  #pennswoods  #pawilds  #nature  #herping  #herps  #paherps  #herpsofinstagram  #copperhead  #northerncopperhead  #snake  #snakesofinstagram  #pawildlife 
Some really nice frogs we saw walking around in this morning Jinja. #frogs #herping #frogsofafrica #wildlife #jinja #uganda #africa
Had a great time visiting my old stomping grounds. #pdw4life #herping #indigosnake  #drymarchoncouperi
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And finally got Spectacled Cobra picture 😍😍. One of my favourite snake💕🐍.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for. . . And finally got Spectacled Cobra picture 😍😍. One of my favourite snake💕🐍.
I was wondering how I'd describe this place I'd been to few days back. @aakashselvan's video has come closer to revealing how I felt while being there. 
Credit to @pollachipapyrus : Our team is back after  two exciting days of herping tour at the #altaghat rainforests of #Valparai. Here's a glimpse of the rainforests in its monsoon glory!

#pollachi #pollachipapyrus #valparai #monsoon #Monsoonmagic #herping #herptour #thadamexperiences #nature #birds #biodiversity #forest #nature #wanderlust #travel #anamalais #anamalaitigerreserve #rainforest #mist #wildlife #westernghats
I was wondering how I'd describe this place I'd been to few days back. @aakashselvan's video has come closer to revealing how I felt while being there. Credit to @pollachipapyrus : Our team is back after two exciting days of herping tour at the #altaghat  rainforests of #Valparai . Here's a glimpse of the rainforests in its monsoon glory! #pollachi  #pollachipapyrus  #valparai  #monsoon  #Monsoonmagic  #herping  #herptour  #thadamexperiences  #nature  #birds  #biodiversity  #forest  #nature  #wanderlust  #travel  #anamalais  #anamalaitigerreserve  #rainforest  #mist  #wildlife  #westernghats 
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Arabian cat snake (telescopes dhara) a beautiful specimen we found within the Haja mountains. Cat snakes reach a maximum length of around 95cm. Distribution range includes Oman, Yemen and western regions of Saudi Arabia. The coloration varies from a light tan brown with darker brown markings to this stunning orange morph. A real treat to finally find one of these amazing snakes. #arabiancatsnake #catsnake #snake #telescopus #telescopusdhara #arabiansnakes #snakesofinstagram #snakesoftheworld #reptiles #reptilesoftheworld #herpatology #healthyfood #herpingtheglobe #herping #reptilesofthemiddleeast #wildlife #animals #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #myplanetearth #planetearth #lovenature #myuae #mydubai #myworld
Arabian cat snake (telescopes dhara) a beautiful specimen we found within the Haja mountains. Cat snakes reach a maximum length of around 95cm. Distribution range includes Oman, Yemen and western regions of Saudi Arabia. The coloration varies from a light tan brown with darker brown markings to this stunning orange morph. A real treat to finally find one of these amazing snakes. #arabiancatsnake  #catsnake  #snake  #telescopus  #telescopusdhara  #arabiansnakes  #snakesofinstagram  #snakesoftheworld  #reptiles  #reptilesoftheworld  #herpatology  #healthyfood  #herpingtheglobe  #herping  #reptilesofthemiddleeast  #wildlife  #animals  #wildlifephotography  #wildlife  #nature  #myplanetearth  #planetearth  #lovenature  #myuae  #mydubai  #myworld 
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"S for Snake" 😊

Juvenile Checkered Keelback (Xenochrophis piscator)
Bengaluru, India

Please note the photograph has been taken after having good knowledge and experience with the species. Please do not attempt this shot otherwise. The snake was rescued and released safely into the wild.

For more pictures follow @nitinsnakeguy
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"S for Snake" 😊 Juvenile Checkered Keelback (Xenochrophis piscator) Bengaluru, India Please note the photograph has been taken after having good knowledge and experience with the species. Please do not attempt this shot otherwise. The snake was rescued and released safely into the wild. For more pictures follow @nitinsnakeguy . . . . . #nitinsnakeguy  #naturalist  #soulscope  #wildernesscamps  #herping  #portraits  #reptiles  #photography  #wildlifephotography  #camouflage  #snake  #wildlife  #checkeredkeelback  #incredibleindia  #westernghats  #snakesofinstagram  #wildliferescue  #travelkarnataka  #wildlifephotofie  #nkmphotographyofficial  #indianphotography  #discover_india  #urbanwildlife  #myblr  #reptilesofinstagram  #nammakarnatakapictures  #nammakarnatakawildlife  #NKPOfficial  #gsbgallery  #yourshot_india 
We got back from one amazing trip of Field Herping at Valparai Plateau. One can only wonder how this place is so pristine with the richest diversity. Last 3 days, we never witnessed one ray of sun light, Monsoon at its best! Field Herp Adventures | Secrets of the Sholas.

In the image - Raorchestes jayarami roosting on a leaf.

More info on the tour, link in bio.

Image and text - @harishvaravenkat

#pollachi #pollachipapyrus #valparai #monsoon #Monsoonmagic #herping #herptour #thadamexperiences #nature #birds #biodiversity #forest #nature #wanderlust #travel #anamalais #anamalaitigerreserve #rainforest #mist #wildlife #westernghats #frogs #bushfrog #amphibians
We got back from one amazing trip of Field Herping at Valparai Plateau. One can only wonder how this place is so pristine with the richest diversity. Last 3 days, we never witnessed one ray of sun light, Monsoon at its best! Field Herp Adventures | Secrets of the Sholas. In the image - Raorchestes jayarami roosting on a leaf. More info on the tour, link in bio. Image and text - @harishvaravenkat #pollachi  #pollachipapyrus  #valparai  #monsoon  #Monsoonmagic  #herping  #herptour  #thadamexperiences  #nature  #birds  #biodiversity  #forest  #nature  #wanderlust  #travel  #anamalais  #anamalaitigerreserve  #rainforest  #mist  #wildlife  #westernghats  #frogs  #bushfrog  #amphibians 
Banded sea krait
Laticauda colubrina

Banded sea kraits are amphibious in nature. They slough their skin, digest food and mate on land, but possess many marine adaptions, such as paddle tails and salt glands. 
#asia #animal #animals #animallover #animalkingdom #animalsofinstagram #animalphotography #biology #explorebali #explore #exploreindonesia #exploretheworld #fauna #fieldherping #herping #herpetology #nikon #nature #natgeo #nationalgeographic #natureporn #natureonly #naturephoto #nature_perfection #snakelove_insta #reptilephotography #snakesofinstagram #venomoussnakes #snakesofig #snek #reptilephotography
Banded sea krait Laticauda colubrina Banded sea kraits are amphibious in nature. They slough their skin, digest food and mate on land, but possess many marine adaptions, such as paddle tails and salt glands. #asia  #animal  #animals  #animallover  #animalkingdom  #animalsofinstagram  #animalphotography  #biology  #explorebali  #explore  #exploreindonesia  #exploretheworld  #fauna  #fieldherping  #herping  #herpetology  #nikon  #nature  #natgeo  #nationalgeographic  #natureporn  #natureonly  #naturephoto  #nature_perfection  #snakelove_insta  #reptilephotography  #snakesofinstagram  #venomoussnakes  #snakesofig  #snek  #reptilephotography 
A juvenile Italian #newt (#Lissotriton #italicus) in #Agri valley night.
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Vipera berus nikolskii - Romania by Marius Iancu 
This and more amazing shots of European Herpetofauna on the Facebook group (link in bio). Use the hashtag #europeanherping !
 #herping #vipera #viperaberus #snake #reptilehunter #reptile #reptiles #reptileofig #nature #snakesofinstagram #photography #naturalista #tbt #animalpassion #animallovers #loveanimals #loveanimal #reptilelove #snakelover #snakelove #leaf #naturalisticphotography
Taipei Tree Frog (Rhacophorus taipeianus). IUCN (Red List) Status: Near Threatened! We found a couple on our last two night hikes in multiple locations, which is a good sign!
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Taipei Tree Frog (Rhacophorus taipeianus). IUCN (Red List) Status: Near Threatened! We found a couple on our last two night hikes in multiple locations, which is a good sign! ○ ○ ○ ○ #travel  #explore  #Taiwan  #Taipei  #night  #hiking  #frogs  #treefrogs  #frogsofig  #frogsofinstagram  #amphibians  #herping  #goherping  #herpetology  #iseetaiwan  #amazingtaiwan  #exploretaiwan  #bpintaiwan  #natgeo  #goexplore  #staywild  #wildlife  #nature  #outdoors  #naturephotography  #wildlifephotography 
One of the most common reptiles I encountered in and around Darwin, the Northern Water Dragon (Lophognathus temporalis). Heaps of these guys in Kakadu too! #northernwaterdragon #lizardsofinstagram #reptilesofinsta #herping #aussielizards #wildlife #wildlifephotogtaphy
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A little bit of rain in the desert and it's been good. First a leaf nose and then this un-disturbed sidewinder on the hunt. #californiaherps #caherps #wildcaliherps #wildcalifornia #hiking #herping #socal #getoutandherp #getoutdoors #explore #nature #beauty #wildlife #snakesofinstagram #snakesofig #herpconservation #herpetology #crotaluscerastescersastes #mojavedesertsidewinder
One of tonight's finds; the Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus). This one was very young! I'll be posting the other snake we found tomorrow.
One of tonight's finds; the Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus). This one was very young! I'll be posting the other snake we found tomorrow.
Froglet of Malabar Gliding Frog 
July 2016, Amboli
#mrugayaxpeditions #amboli #herping
Our team is back after  two exciting days of herping tour at the #altaghat rainforests of #Valparai. Here's a glimpse of the rainforests in its monsoon glory!

To know more about the tour and to book your experience, link in bio.

Credits - @aakashselvan

@ra_mki @naturein_focus @sanctuaryasia @india1508 @natgeotravellerindia @lonelyplanetindia @dalvishashank @kalyanvarma @prakash_sara 
#pollachi #pollachipapyrus #valparai #monsoon #Monsoonmagic #herping #herptour #thadamexperiences #nature #birds #biodiversity #forest #nature #wanderlust #travel #anamalais #anamalaitigerreserve #rainforest #mist #wildlife #westernghats
Our team is back after two exciting days of herping tour at the #altaghat  rainforests of #Valparai . Here's a glimpse of the rainforests in its monsoon glory! To know more about the tour and to book your experience, link in bio. Credits - @aakashselvan @ra_mki @naturein_focus @sanctuaryasia @india1508 @natgeotravellerindia @lonelyplanetindia @dalvishashank @kalyanvarma @prakash_sara #pollachi  #pollachipapyrus  #valparai  #monsoon  #Monsoonmagic  #herping  #herptour  #thadamexperiences  #nature  #birds  #biodiversity  #forest  #nature  #wanderlust  #travel  #anamalais  #anamalaitigerreserve  #rainforest  #mist  #wildlife  #westernghats 
Some of our finds in Hawaii today! Can't wait to find some more amazing creatures! Finds include cane toad, house gecko, brown anole, and green anoles. #molokai #hawaii #honolulu #herpetology #herping #nostoneunturnedherping #anole #canetoad #gecko #housegecko #greenanole #brownanole
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The extremely vibrant Greater Green Snakes were out in full force last night! They are non venomous and non aggressive. Taken on our @taotaiwan night hike! 🐍
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The extremely vibrant Greater Green Snakes were out in full force last night! They are non venomous and non aggressive. Taken on our @taotaiwan night hike! 🐍 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ #travel  #explore  #Taiwan  #Taipei  #goexplore  #herping  #staywild  #herpetology  #snakes  #snakesofig  #snakesofinstagram  #green  #iseetaiwan  #amazingtaiwan  #exploretaiwan  #bpintaiwan  #night  #outdoors  #hiking  #wildlifephotography  #nature  #naturephotography  #wildlife  #reptiles  #worldnomads 
I just went to the Virgin Islands for a week, and this was my favorite reptile experience. I saw this iguana basking on a rock in the ocean and followed it as it jumped in. It swam a little and then just sat there while I got up close. #herp #herps #herping #fieldherping #iguana #virginislands #aqualife #photography #video #wildlife #wildlifephotography #tropical #island #islandlife
Another weekend spent chasing dragons in the rain and unsuccessfully avoiding fire ant nests
Another weekend spent chasing dragons in the rain and unsuccessfully avoiding fire ant nests
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first morning in tucson and ster found an old friend after some herping. a good sign i think to reconnect, a regal sign. it's also the name of the lizard, regal horned lizard.
first morning in tucson and ster found an old friend after some herping. a good sign i think to reconnect, a regal sign. it's also the name of the lizard, regal horned lizard.
Another #lifer from here in Washington! Although I have eastern redbacks by me, I could easily see a significant difference between them and this western red back salamander. Although it is just that the bicep area is colored orange in western redbacks, it is significant to people who have seen eastern redbacks their whole life. Plethodon vehiculum #herpetology #herping #herps #herp #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nofilter #animal #animals #animalsofinstagram #amphibian #amphibians
Another #lifer  from here in Washington! Although I have eastern redbacks by me, I could easily see a significant difference between them and this western red back salamander. Although it is just that the bicep area is colored orange in western redbacks, it is significant to people who have seen eastern redbacks their whole life. Plethodon vehiculum #herpetology  #herping  #herps  #herp  #nature  #naturephotography  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #nofilter  #animal  #animals  #animalsofinstagram  #amphibian  #amphibians 
• De todos los "color" y también verde • 
Posando con un juvenil de Garrobo o Iguana negra (Ctenosaura pectinata) en Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas. 
Los Garrobos poseen una coloración verde en estas etapas tempranas, siendo más notorio y uniforme en sus primeros meses de vida. En esta etapa, suelen ser confundidos con crías de Iguana Verde o de Ribera (Iguana iguana), de las cuales se diferencian, en el caso de las crías de Garrobo, por la ausencia de la hilera de escamas largas y puntiagudas del dorso, por la cola compuesta por series de escamas puntiagudas y la ausencia de una papada notable, característica presente en las crías de Iguana Verde; las cuales además, poseen un diseño de manchas y rayas cafés y ligeramente azuladas, cosa diferente en las crías de Garrobo, que poseen un color verde casi uniforme, solamente el vientre es más claro y amarillento, y la cola posee anillos color beige y cafés. 
En fin, los Garrobos son reptiles muy comunes y de gran tamaño que habitan las regiones tropicales de Chiapas, donde son apreciados por su carne, la cual es consumida de forma tradicional. Prefieren habitar en zonas secarronas, pero cerca de fuentes de agua. Son omnívoras aunque en su etapa adulta tienen predilección por los vegetales y frutas. 
Este Garrobo es uno de tantos que suelen caer en un tanque vacío de agua, por lo que, cada que visito la zona, acudo al tanque con el fin de liberar a los animales que ahí caigan para así evitar que fallezcan por insolación y falta de alimento y/o deshidratación. 
#Ctenosaura #CtenosauraPectinata #Garrobo #Iguana #IguanaNegra #BlackIguana #ReptilesDeChiapas #ReptilesDeMéxico #NikonD3100 #HerpingChiapas #Herping #Chiapas #Herpetology #ChiapaDeCorzo - Fotografía: Itzel Gómez (@itzelgoc )
• De todos los "color" y también verde • Posando con un juvenil de Garrobo o Iguana negra (Ctenosaura pectinata) en Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas. Los Garrobos poseen una coloración verde en estas etapas tempranas, siendo más notorio y uniforme en sus primeros meses de vida. En esta etapa, suelen ser confundidos con crías de Iguana Verde o de Ribera (Iguana iguana), de las cuales se diferencian, en el caso de las crías de Garrobo, por la ausencia de la hilera de escamas largas y puntiagudas del dorso, por la cola compuesta por series de escamas puntiagudas y la ausencia de una papada notable, característica presente en las crías de Iguana Verde; las cuales además, poseen un diseño de manchas y rayas cafés y ligeramente azuladas, cosa diferente en las crías de Garrobo, que poseen un color verde casi uniforme, solamente el vientre es más claro y amarillento, y la cola posee anillos color beige y cafés. En fin, los Garrobos son reptiles muy comunes y de gran tamaño que habitan las regiones tropicales de Chiapas, donde son apreciados por su carne, la cual es consumida de forma tradicional. Prefieren habitar en zonas secarronas, pero cerca de fuentes de agua. Son omnívoras aunque en su etapa adulta tienen predilección por los vegetales y frutas. Este Garrobo es uno de tantos que suelen caer en un tanque vacío de agua, por lo que, cada que visito la zona, acudo al tanque con el fin de liberar a los animales que ahí caigan para así evitar que fallezcan por insolación y falta de alimento y/o deshidratación. #Ctenosaura  #CtenosauraPectinata  #Garrobo  #Iguana  #IguanaNegra  #BlackIguana  #ReptilesDeChiapas  #ReptilesDeMéxico  #NikonD3100  #HerpingChiapas  #Herping  #Chiapas  #Herpetology  #ChiapaDeCorzo  - Fotografía: Itzel Gómez (@itzelgoc )
What kind of #wildlife stole your heart this weekend? Maybe some charming #herpetiles such as these? Comment with your favourite #nature encounter this #weekend.

Did you know #Habitat #Acquisition Trust is helping people protect #amphibians on their #land and by #studying where roadcrossings are fatal to our hopping friends?

#herping #camping #hiking #southisland #southvancouverisland #vancouverisland #gulfislands #conservation #cabin #frogofig #frogs #snakesofinstagram #snakes #sneks #toad #toadsplace #toadsofinstagram #getoutside
What kind of #wildlife  stole your heart this weekend? Maybe some charming #herpetiles  such as these? Comment with your favourite #nature  encounter this #weekend . Did you know #Habitat  #Acquisition  Trust is helping people protect #amphibians  on their #land  and by #studying  where roadcrossings are fatal to our hopping friends? #herping  #camping  #hiking  #southisland  #southvancouverisland  #vancouverisland  #gulfislands  #conservation  #cabin  #frogofig  #frogs  #snakesofinstagram  #snakes  #sneks  #toad  #toadsplace  #toadsofinstagram  #getoutside 
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South Carolina is awesome.
South Carolina is awesome.
Ooo this one ssssssssssounds interesting! 🐍 #Repost @edgarortega_radioshow
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#Follow @edgarortega_radioshow  SATURDAY, August 19 at CENTRAL VALLEY HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY 7pm at Manteca Library - Join me as we explore the influence of snakes on human culture, including its art, religion, philosophy, medicine, daily life, and more! MONTHLY RAFFLE - LIVE SNAKES - FREE EVENT @cvherps #209 #manteca #stockton #stocktonca #tracyca #lathrop #lodi #mantecaca #reptiles #herpsociety #fieldherping #herping #herpetology #art #religion #culture #philosophy #snakesofinstagram #history #reptikesofinstagram #lizardsofinstagram #geckosofinstagram #frogsofinstagram #artofinstagram #artofinsta #mantecalibrary #209events @mantecacalifornia
Ooo this one ssssssssssounds interesting! 🐍 #Repost  @edgarortega_radioshow ・・・ #Follow  @edgarortega_radioshow SATURDAY, August 19 at CENTRAL VALLEY HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY 7pm at Manteca Library - Join me as we explore the influence of snakes on human culture, including its art, religion, philosophy, medicine, daily life, and more! MONTHLY RAFFLE - LIVE SNAKES - FREE EVENT @cvherps #209  #manteca  #stockton  #stocktonca  #tracyca  #lathrop  #lodi  #mantecaca  #reptiles  #herpsociety  #fieldherping  #herping  #herpetology  #art  #religion  #culture  #philosophy  #snakesofinstagram  #history  #reptikesofinstagram  #lizardsofinstagram  #geckosofinstagram  #frogsofinstagram  #artofinstagram  #artofinsta  #mantecalibrary  #209events  @mantecacalifornia
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Neonato de rana arboricola narizona (Scinax boulengeri).
La última noche de herping está rana era uno de mis objetivos, no logre ver un adulto, pero vi un neonato que es mucho más raro. Está en el proceso de transformación (metamorfosis) donde pasa de renacuajo a rana, a este le falta poco para ser una rana por completo, casi no se nota pero aún tenía cola.
Neonato de rana arboricola narizona (Scinax boulengeri). La última noche de herping está rana era uno de mis objetivos, no logre ver un adulto, pero vi un neonato que es mucho más raro. Está en el proceso de transformación (metamorfosis) donde pasa de renacuajo a rana, a este le falta poco para ser una rana por completo, casi no se nota pero aún tenía cola.
Here is a wide angle macro of a Foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii). These frogs are the only lentic obligate breeders in Northern California, meaning they need moving water to breed in and they cannot breed in any other type of body of water. While most frogs wait for the rainy season to breed, these frogs wait until the dry season. These frogs wait until the water levels of the large creeks and rivers they ovideposit in have dropped and then lay their eggs on the margin of these bodies of water. Because these frogs rely on the low water level they metamorphose within 3 to 4 months after they hatch. Due to the very long wet period that California experienced this past winter these frogs waited longer than usual to lay their eggs and this will subsequently result in a cohort of smaller than normal frogs because they spent a shorter length of time as a tadpole than normal. These are amazing little frogs! - #humboldtcounty, #california
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#vscocam #herp #herping #californiaherps
Here is a wide angle macro of a Foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii). These frogs are the only lentic obligate breeders in Northern California, meaning they need moving water to breed in and they cannot breed in any other type of body of water. While most frogs wait for the rainy season to breed, these frogs wait until the dry season. These frogs wait until the water levels of the large creeks and rivers they ovideposit in have dropped and then lay their eggs on the margin of these bodies of water. Because these frogs rely on the low water level they metamorphose within 3 to 4 months after they hatch. Due to the very long wet period that California experienced this past winter these frogs waited longer than usual to lay their eggs and this will subsequently result in a cohort of smaller than normal frogs because they spent a shorter length of time as a tadpole than normal. These are amazing little frogs! - #humboldtcounty , #california  ••• #ca  #cali  #norcal  #westcoast  #nature  #animal  #wildlife  #amphibian  #anuran  #rana  #canon  #macro  #nofilter  #instagood  #photooftheday  #explore  #hiking  #beautiful  #amazing  #vscocam  #herp  #herping  #californiaherps 
After the kings latest rejection by our lovely Queen Lizzie he made the decision to give this little lady some space.  Good choice mate you don't want to be in trouble with your Mrs so if she wants some me time sunbathing you just keep on going. What a man, what king , what a lady what a show.
After the kings latest rejection by our lovely Queen Lizzie he made the decision to give this little lady some space. Good choice mate you don't want to be in trouble with your Mrs so if she wants some me time sunbathing you just keep on going. What a man, what king , what a lady what a show.
A few cute frogs I caught today #herping #herpingohio -HM
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Video of a #thornydevil (Moloch horridus) in the wild from northern Western #australia .
👇 A BIT ABOUT THE THORNY DEVIL👇
These lizards move quite slow compared to other dragons so fleeing isn’t their most effective defence against predators, however they do have other ways in which they can protect them selves. Their entire body is covered in thorn-like spins, making swallowing this guy almost impossible. You’ll also notice bulbous tissue on the back of the neck that has the appearance of a second head. When attacked the real head is lowered to the ground presenting the fake head to the aggressor. As you can see they also have an unusual rocking motion as they walk, combined with a very abrupt freeze mid stride. This method of movement sets them apart from other animals and may help confuse predators who have eyes trained for faster moving prey. 
Enjoyed the footage!
Video of a #thornydevil  (Moloch horridus) in the wild from northern Western #australia  . 👇 A BIT ABOUT THE THORNY DEVIL👇 These lizards move quite slow compared to other dragons so fleeing isn’t their most effective defence against predators, however they do have other ways in which they can protect them selves. Their entire body is covered in thorn-like spins, making swallowing this guy almost impossible. You’ll also notice bulbous tissue on the back of the neck that has the appearance of a second head. When attacked the real head is lowered to the ground presenting the fake head to the aggressor. As you can see they also have an unusual rocking motion as they walk, combined with a very abrupt freeze mid stride. This method of movement sets them apart from other animals and may help confuse predators who have eyes trained for faster moving prey. Enjoyed the footage!
Found this Earth snake under some old tree bark last weekend. Actually found alot of these guys this year. #reptilesofinstagram #pine #snakesofinstagram #reptile #outdoors #herping
Five or six deer that weren't too skittish and out in a clearing provided a great photo op on my last herping trip. Snakes are my favorite thing to photograph, but I love the opportunity to photograph other wildlife too. If you are a herper/photographer, what else do you like to photograph besides snakes?

#herping #florida #deer #wildlifephotography #explore #discover #wildflorida #southfl
Five or six deer that weren't too skittish and out in a clearing provided a great photo op on my last herping trip. Snakes are my favorite thing to photograph, but I love the opportunity to photograph other wildlife too. If you are a herper/photographer, what else do you like to photograph besides snakes? #herping  #florida  #deer  #wildlifephotography  #explore  #discover  #wildflorida  #southfl 
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In finding and photographing this gopher tortoise, I acquired over 25 mosquito bites from head to toe; and you can experience my lovely man  making fun of me on Snapchat. #fuckyoukyle .
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#gophertortoise #bitten #florida #tortoise  #reptiles #animals #exploring #venice #herping #mosquitosareassholes #nature #wildlife #floridawildlife #preserve #vacation #neverstaycute
Hyloscirtus lindae

For my 400th species posted to instagram, I couldn't think of a cooler frog. I finished up a trip to the Chocó and spent my last day birding with friends in the highlands making one last stop at a great lodge located near the airport. It just happened @luksth @deepgreenphotography @frank_pichardo were there with one of their amazing tours. Right before I had to leave to catch my plane, Lucas said he found something special. I didn't have the chance to look for my own but I was super happy to finally see this species and snap a couple of quick shots before heading home. Looks at those toe pads! 💅💅 #ribbittt #amphibians #ecuador #tropicalherping #herping #lifers #hyloscirtus #frogs #nailsdid #muchmoredesign
Hyloscirtus lindae For my 400th species posted to instagram, I couldn't think of a cooler frog. I finished up a trip to the Chocó and spent my last day birding with friends in the highlands making one last stop at a great lodge located near the airport. It just happened @luksth @deepgreenphotography @frank_pichardo were there with one of their amazing tours. Right before I had to leave to catch my plane, Lucas said he found something special. I didn't have the chance to look for my own but I was super happy to finally see this species and snap a couple of quick shots before heading home. Looks at those toe pads! 💅💅 #ribbittt  #amphibians  #ecuador  #tropicalherping  #herping  #lifers  #hyloscirtus  #frogs  #nailsdid  #muchmoredesign 
San Bernardino Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata parvirubra) from earlier this year. With @itsryanfuu
San Bernardino Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata parvirubra) from earlier this year. With @itsryanfuu
Did you know that Spiny Softshell Turtles are protective of their favourite rocks? This adult here is demonstrating this nicely by wrapping her arm around her special rock.

#justkidding #theydontevenlikerocks #spinysoftshellturtle  #everyONherp2017 #herping #fieldherping #spinysoftshell #softshellturtle #turtle #turtlesofinstagram #reptile #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturalist #naturephotography #hiking #explore #ontario #canada #adventure #discoverON #natgeo #nikon
Did you know that Spiny Softshell Turtles are protective of their favourite rocks? This adult here is demonstrating this nicely by wrapping her arm around her special rock. #justkidding  #theydontevenlikerocks  #spinysoftshellturtle  #everyONherp2017  #herping  #fieldherping  #spinysoftshell  #softshellturtle  #turtle  #turtlesofinstagram  #reptile  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #nature  #naturalist  #naturephotography  #hiking  #explore  #ontario  #canada  #adventure  #discoverON  #natgeo  #nikon 
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Tree frog from camping last weekend #frog #herping #camping
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