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Nick Scobel
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Below the Mason Dixon

Post by Nick Scobel » August 22nd, 2015, 9:19 am

Hello all, it's been quite some time since I've posted here. I thought I'd share some photos from 2015 so far, both from Michigan and the Southeast.

ImageAurora Borealis by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageSnowy Owl by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageSnowy Owl by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageYellow Warbler by Nick Scobel, on Flickr
ImageSnowy Owl by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageLong-eared Owl by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageLong-eared Owl by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCooper's Hawk by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageSpotted Salamander by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageSpring Color by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageBlue Racer by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCopperbelly Water Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCopperbelly Water Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageOne-toed Amphiuma by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Cottonmouth by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageThree-lined Salamander by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Mud Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Mud Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Hognose Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageChasing tail! by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Screech-Owl by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Screech-Owls by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageWeller's Salamander by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageGreen Salamander by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageGreen Salamander by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImagePigeon Mountain Salamander by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Pine Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Pine Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Kingsnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Kingsnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Pine Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Pine Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Pine Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageSuwanee Cooter by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageYellow-crowned Night Heron by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageSouth Georgia Sunrise by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Hognose Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageLongleaf Sunrise by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageGopher Tortoise by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Scarlet Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Copperhead by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageDusky Pigmy Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Coachwhip by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Coachwhip by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Pine Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Kingsnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageDusky Pigmy Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Glass Lizard by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Kingsnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageRuby-throated Hummingbird by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Map Turtle by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageSummer Velvet by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImagePrairie by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageDetail by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageLongleaf Sunrise by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageGlossy Crayfish Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCanebrake Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Pine Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageGopher Tortoise by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageGolden Silk Orb-weaver by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageDusky Pigmy Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageDusky Pigmy Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCottonmouth by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCorn Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCorn Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

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Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Post by justinm » August 22nd, 2015, 9:48 am

You crushed it in Georgia. I have to say I'm amazed at how great of a photographer you are. Well done. This was so fun.

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Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Post by simus343 » August 22nd, 2015, 10:51 am

Some amazing stuff you found there overall. Some amazing massive Florida Pines and Diamondbacks. But I have to say...

That southern hognose! That southern hognose! HOLY COW! That is an absolutely stunning Southern Hognose you found....wow....I could only dream of finding one like that!

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Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Post by mtratcliffe » August 22nd, 2015, 6:26 pm

Wow, well done! How many different Pine Snakes did you find? I know people who have been searching for years and have yet to turn one up.

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Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Post by Noah M » August 22nd, 2015, 9:12 pm

You're killing me with the pines man. Everything was top notch, but those pines man....

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Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Post by MCHerper » August 23rd, 2015, 11:19 am

Every one of your photographs is stunning! Amazing photographs of amazing finds! Keep up the good work!

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Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Post by JBBoiler » August 23rd, 2015, 3:23 pm

Wow! So many great finds and photos. Copperbellies and Saugas in Indiana are definitely top goals of mine. I hope to herp with you again in the future.

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Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Post by sjohn » August 24th, 2015, 6:23 am

Yes...nice photos and the number of pines you saw was amazing. What time of the year did you see them and are they all from GA?

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Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Post by NACairns » August 24th, 2015, 6:48 am

Amazing post, each photo was one of the best I've seen for that species. Great stuff.
Thanks for sharing.
Nick

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Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Post by Nick Scobel » August 24th, 2015, 12:29 pm

Thanks for all the kind words everyone.
sjohn wrote:Yes...nice photos and the number of pines you saw was amazing. What time of the year did you see them and are they all from GA?
The pines were seen in the late spring and early summer.

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Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Post by sonora » August 25th, 2015, 10:58 am

Nick, Your photography is exquisite and I am seriously jealous of your eastern diamondbacks. It took me 48 days over a period of almost five years (not to mention thousands of travel dollars) to find my first, and only, live adamanteus. Just out of curiosity, did you personally find all of these on your own, or did you have assistance?
Steve

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Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Post by pjfishpa » August 30th, 2015, 6:40 am

Nice pics .... as usual! Those gopher tortoise pics remind me of the summers I spent in Northern FLA on an uncle's farm in high school. Very cool animal!

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Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Post by TravisK » August 31st, 2015, 7:44 am

So very nice, just pure quality work right there. Thank you for sharing with all of us.


No if you will excuse me I am going to re-digest all the different types of herp and earth porn you posted...

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Re: Below the Mason Dixon

Post by ahockenberry » September 9th, 2015, 8:59 am

Awesome work buddy !
Thanks for sharing

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