Guyana-End of the Year wrap up (Warning LOTS OF IMAGES)

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Guyana-End of the Year wrap up (Warning LOTS OF IMAGES)

Post by Asnyder » December 24th, 2014, 8:49 am

Some may recall my previous posts this June which included a collection of many of my herp images from my previous Guyana trips (http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... lit=Guyana, http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... lit=Guyana, http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... lit=Guyana). Since June I have returned two more times, once this summer for my own personal research, and then again in October as the herpetologist for my third Biodiversity Assessment Team expedition with Global Wildlife Conservation/World Wildlife Fund-Guianas. I had far less time for photography on these expeditions, especially in situ shots, but did the best that I could. I hope you guys appreciate the shots on white as well!

Instead of separating posts into taxa or region, I'm just going to put everything below. Hope you enjoy!

-Andrew
SNAKES

Bushmaster (Lachesis muta)
ImageBushmaster
ImageBushmaster
ImageBushmaster
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Rainbow boa (Epicrates cenchria)
ImageRainbow boa
ImageDSC_7945
ImageDSC_7951

Amazon tree boa (Corallus hortulanus)
ImageAmazon tree boa
ImageDSC_8384

Coral Snake (Micrurus lemniscatus)
ImageMicrurus_lemniscatus

Blunthead tree snake (Imantodes cenchoa)
ImageBlunt-headed tree snake

Parrot snake (Leptophis ahaetulla)
ImageParrot snake
ImageDSC_5722

Ratonel (Pseudoboa neuwideii)
ImageRatonel

Amazon banded snake (Rhinobothryium lentiginosum)
ImageAmazon banded snake
ImageAmazon banded snake

False coral snake (Erythrolamprus aesculapii)
ImageFalse Coral
ImageDSC_8411

Atractus trilineatus
ImageAtractus_trilineatus

Water snake (Helicops angulatus)
ImageWater snake

Olive Whipsnake (Chironius fuscus)
ImageOlive Whipsnake
ImageDSC_8233

Thread snake (Epictia albifrons)
ImageThread snake
ImageDSC_6887
ImageDSC_6881

Highland Racer (Drymoluber dichrous)
ImageHighland Racer


Amphibians:

Clown tree frog (Dendropsophus leucophyllatus)
ImageClown tree frog
ImageDendropsophus_leucophyllatus1

Elachistocleis suranimensis
ImageDSC_3544
ImageElachistocleis_surinamensis
ImageElachistocleis_surinamensis1

Lysapsus laevis
ImageLysapsus by Andrew Snyder Photography, on Flickr

Three-striped poison frog (Ameerega trivittata)
ImageThree Striped Poison Frog
ImageThree Striped Poison Frog

Rocket Frog (Allobates femoralis)
ImageRocket frog
ImageRocket frog

Rough skinned tree frog (Hypsiboas cinerascens)
ImageUntitled
ImageHypsiboas_cinerascens

Myer's Thin Toed Frog (Leptodactylus myersi)
ImageMyers' Thin Toed Frog

Gladiator Tree frog (Hypsiboas boans)
ImageGladiator tree frog
ImageGladiator tree frog
ImageFrog nest

Map Tree frog (Hypsiboas geographicus)
ImageMap tree frog
ImageDSC_8145

Giant Waxy Monkey Tree frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor)
ImagePhyllomedusa
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Giant Waxy monkey tree frog

Manaus Slender-legged frog (Osteocephalus taurinus)
ImageOsteocephalus
ImageDSC_8236

Surinam Toad (Pipa pipa)
ImageSurinam Toad

Cane Toad (Rhinella marina)
ImageCane toad

Crested Toad (Rhinella martyi)
ImageCamo

Pristimantis zeuctotylus
ImageDSC_7369

Adenomera andrae
ImageAdenomera andrae

Dendropsophus cf. minisculus
ImageDendropsophus minisculus

Physalaeumus cuvieri
ImagePhysalaemus_cuvieri

Scinax sp.
ImageScinax_sp

Leptodactylus/Lithodytes lineatus
ImageLeptodactylus_lineatus
ImageLeptodactylus_lineatus1

Knudsen's thin toed frog (Leptodactylus knudseni) juvenile
ImageLeptodactylus_knudseni


LIZARDS

Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)
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ImageGreen Iguana

Lava lizard (Tropidurus hispidus)
ImageLava Lizard
ImageLava lizard

Blue lipped tree lizard (Plica umbra)
ImageDSC_3470

Anolis punctatus
ImageAnolis

TORTOISES
Yellow-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulata)
ImageYellow-footed tortoise
ImageCrossing the Road

CAIMAN
Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger)
ImageBlack caiman

Dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus trigonatus)
ImageDSC_4254

HABITAT/LANDSCAPE
ImageUntitled
ImageBlackwater Creek
ImageLet there be light
ImageRupununi River
ImageDSC_2005
ImageRupununi River
ImageDSC_4123
ImageAnts Creek
ImageBurned forest
ImageBai Shan Lin Road
ImageHabitat

INVERTEBRATES
Burgundy Bird-eater (Theraphosa stirmi)
ImageBurgundy bird eater
ImageBurgundy Bird eater

Bullet ant (Paraponera clavata)
ImageBullet Ant


Tarantula hawk with prey
ImageTarantula Hawk

Longhorn Beetle (Macrodontia cervicornis)
ImageMacrodontia cervicornis
ImageLonghorn composite

Katydid (Cnemidophyllum sp.)
ImageKatydid by Andrew Snyder Photography, on Flickr

Microthyria sp.
ImageDragonfly

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Post by Ruxs » December 25th, 2014, 1:56 am

Amazing post, great animals, but I was actually most pleased with the habitat/landscape shots, as most posts from south america tend not to include any - these were fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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Post by Asnyder » December 25th, 2014, 7:25 am

Ruxs wrote:Amazing post, great animals, but I was actually most pleased with the habitat/landscape shots, as most posts from south america tend not to include any - these were fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
Glad you liked them. I certainly have plenty more habitat/landscape shots but figured I'd give just a taste.

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Post by bgorum » December 25th, 2014, 7:27 am

Very nice! I really appreciate that your in the field shots have some background detail. So often pictures from the tropics have that pitch black, dead of night look to them. Yours are a refreshing change from that, plus they are very nicely composed!

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Post by Jeroen Speybroeck » December 25th, 2014, 8:27 pm

Outstanding! I'm also a big fan of those landscapes shots (as well as the rest, of course), as I'm guilty of what Ruxs pointed out. Not always easy to make these shots in dense jungle, so more praise to you!

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Post by Asnyder » December 26th, 2014, 6:25 am

Thanks guys, really glad you enjoy looking at them!

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Post by mfb » December 26th, 2014, 8:59 am

Great stuff! Were you collecting specimens or tissues as well as photos?

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Post by Asnyder » December 26th, 2014, 9:13 am

mfb wrote:Great stuff! Were you collecting specimens or tissues as well as photos?
- I was in fact, that's the main reason I go to Guyana, though the photography has become an important gig for me too now. I actually just got back the other day from depositing two collecting trips worth to the Smithsonian.

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Post by Mike Pingleton » December 26th, 2014, 3:35 pm

Just wonderful! It's hard to top a Lachesis, but that Hypsiboas boans "nest" is an awesome thing to see.

Great photos - those little blackwater creeks really call to me :)

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Post by Asnyder » December 29th, 2014, 7:19 am

Mike Pingleton wrote:Just wonderful! It's hard to top a Lachesis, but that Hypsiboas boans "nest" is an awesome thing to see.

Great photos - those little blackwater creeks really call to me :)

-Mike

Thanks Mike! I agree, it really is hard to top Lachesis, I was really fortunate to get good tissue samples of them this summer. The one in the pic, shed scales from another, and a hatched nest as well (babies long gone). The boans' nests are always cool, I've seen them in so many different substrates now-sand, mud, leaves in rivers stuck along logs-they are always impressive!

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » December 29th, 2014, 8:17 pm

What glory. Some absolutely outstanding stuff, outstandingly photographed.

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Post by Asnyder » December 30th, 2014, 9:40 am

Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:What glory. Some absolutely outstanding stuff, outstandingly photographed.

Thanks Hans! Glad you enjoyed them!

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Post by AndyO'Connor » December 30th, 2014, 1:07 pm

Great post, Fantastic mix of animals in habitat, on white showing diagnostics, and beautiful landscape. Thanks for taking the time to share.

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Post by walk-about » January 1st, 2015, 12:46 am

Amazing post Andrew. The False Coral and Slender legged frog are incredible, but the Bushmaster is the 'absolute' of all snakes. So much variation in coloration from the few specimens I have seen posted here on FHF. For such a well known snake, at least historically speaking, I can not think of but a few times I have actually seen them posted here. Thanks.

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Post by herpseeker1978 » January 1st, 2015, 8:17 am

Love the tropics! Hope to herp there someday!

Thanks for posting!
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Post by Asnyder » January 2nd, 2015, 11:53 am

Thanks Andy and Josh!
walk-about wrote:Amazing post Andrew. The False Coral and Slender legged frog are incredible, but the Bushmaster is the 'absolute' of all snakes. So much variation in coloration from the few specimens I have seen posted here on FHF. For such a well known snake, at least historically speaking, I can not think of but a few times I have actually seen them posted here. Thanks.

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They are always an absolute for me! It's probably the only species I still get butterflies with whenever I encounter one. They are quite variable, from pale tan to deep orange. Glad that I can help keep the posting numbers rising!

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Post by Mike VanValen » January 2nd, 2015, 9:50 pm

Awesome stuff! The boa on the edge of the waterhole :thumb: The pipa :thumb: And the inclusion of turtles and crocodilians are the cherry on top of an already great post.

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Post by Barry R » January 3rd, 2015, 9:27 am

Awesome! Love the Bushmaster and Caimans

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Post by Asnyder » January 6th, 2015, 6:14 am

Mike VanValen wrote:Awesome stuff! The boa on the edge of the waterhole :thumb: The pipa :thumb: And the inclusion of turtles and crocodilians are the cherry on top of an already great post.
Thanks Mike! I'm sure I have a few more turtle images, I'm just so far behind on image editing.

And thanks Barry!

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Post by Roki » January 6th, 2015, 7:45 am

To say your posts are amazing, inspiring, and that I am insanely jealous of what you are able to do to pay the bills falls short of the truth. Looks like a great time. Thanks again for sharing. Someday I need to figure out a way to get down there.
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