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My 2015 Herps

Post by orionmystery » January 25th, 2016, 4:59 am

I think this is possibly the cutest frog face in the world heart emoticon. Malaya Bug-eyed Frog (Theloderma leprosum). Malaysia.
ImageTheloderma leprosum_MG_2748 stk copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr


ImageTheloderma leprosum_MG_2742 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Holy Smog! I love backlighting. It makes me look cool. It makes me look like Batman! Filmed entirely in a lowland forest in Malaysia. Starring: Juve Malayan Horned Frog (Megophrys nasuta).
ImageMegophrys nasuta_MG_4103 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

ImageMegophrys nasuta_MG_4138 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Malayan Flying Frog (Rhacophorus prominanus). Khao Sok National Park, Thailand.
ImageRhacophorus prominanus_MG_5119 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Cute little juvenile Frilled Tree Frog (Kurixalus sp.) - ID suggested by Herp Guide Parinya. Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
ImageKurixalus sp._MG_5088 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Hylarana eschatia (Chalcorana eschatia) - a common but beautiful frog from Khao Sok National park.
ImageChalcorana eschatia_MG_5068 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Norhayati's Flying Frog (Rhacophorus norhayatii). Malaysia.
ImageRhacophorus norhayatii_MG_2531 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

ImageRhacophorus norhayatii_MG_6441 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Metamorph Twin-spotted tree frog (Rhacophorus bipunctatus). Malaysia.
ImageRhacophorus bipunctatus_MG_2136 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Twin-spotted Flying Frog (Rhacophorus bipunctatus). on a wildflower. Montane forest, Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageRhacophorus bipunctatus_MG_9779 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Twin-spotted Flying Frogs (Rhacophorus bipunctatus) in amplexus. Malaysia.
ImageRhacophorus bipunctatus_MG_0092 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Twin-spotted Flying Frog (Rhacophorus bipunctatus), white form. Malaysia.
ImageRhacophorus bipunctatus_MG_9571 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Smooth-skinned wart frog (Theloderma licin). Malaysia. Lifer for me.
ImageTheloderma licin_MG_1028 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Larut Hills Rice Frog (Microhyla annectens). Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageMicrohyla annectens_MG_3551 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

A tiny Tanahrata Wartfrog (Limnonectes nitidus).
ImageLimnonectes nitidus_MG_3660 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

I see you! Beautiful eyes of a Spotted Litter Frog (Leptobrachium hendricksoni). Malaysia.
ImageLeptobrachium hendricksoni_MG_9232 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Butler's rice frog / Painted Chorus Frog / Tubercled Pygmy Frog (Microhyla butleri) in amplexus. Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageMicrohyla butleri_MG_9514 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

A pair of Ornate Narrow-mouthed Frog (Microhyla fissipes) in amplexus. The male has one bad eye. Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageMicrohyla fissipes_MG_9517 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

A pair of Dark-sided Chorus Frogs (Microhyla heymonsi) in amplexus. Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageMicrohyla heymonsi_MG_9561 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Chubby, colorful = cute! Meet Malacca Frog (Phrynella pulchra). Malaysia. Not sure why it's called Malacca frog though.
ImagePhrynella pulchra_MG_9237 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Saffron-bellied Frog (Chaperina fusca). Malaysia.
ImageChaperina fusca_MG_9559 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

The Eye of Sauron! River Toad (Phrynoidis aspera). 7.5 in from snout to vent. Malaysia.
ImagePhrynoidis aspera IMG_9669 by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

This has to be one of the prettiest snakes I have ever seen in Malaysia. Speckled coral snake / Small-spotted coral snake (Calliophis maculiceps), Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia. Highly venomous!
ImageCalliophis maculiceps_MG_6042 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

ImageCalliophis maculiceps_MG_6035 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

This highly venomous but extremely shy Red-headed krait (Bungarus flaviceps) stayed still just for a moment before jumping into the river to escape. Malaysia.
ImageBungarus flaviceps_MG_1736 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

A really beautiful Twin-barred Flying Snake (Chrysopelea pelias). Malaysia.
ImageChrysopelea pelias_MG_6376 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

ImageChrysopelea pelias_MG_6260 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Very lucky to have found this gorgeous Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi). Malaysia.
ImageChrysopelea paradisi copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

ImageChrysopelea paradisi_MG_4496 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

A happy Monty and the Striped Coral Snake (Calliophis intestinalis) he spotted. Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageCalliophis intestinalis_MG_6138 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Pretty ribbon. Striped Coral Snake (Calliophis intestinalis) playing dead, again. They are really good at this! Highly venomous. Malaysia.
ImageCalliophis intestinalis_MG_9318 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

ImageCalliophis intestinalis_MG_9323 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

We also found many hatchlings of this species the following nights. This one was on a broken branch just a few inches from the ground! A young male Vogel's Pit Viper, I think. -
Image_MG_0846 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Malayan Krait / Blue Krait (Bungarus candidus). This one twitched when I yelled (to get my friend to come over). I wonder why? Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
ImageBungarus candidus_MG_5789 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

A medium sized White-bellied Rat Snake (Ptyas fusca) I found in Khao Sok. It was hunting and eating a skink but I didn't have my camera on a table nearby. De-ticked, photographed and released.
ImagePtyas fusca_MG_4984 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Red-necked Keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus). Khao Sok National Park, Thailand.
ImageRhabdophis subminiatus_MG_4906 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

A juvenile Gunther’s whip snake, Oriental Whipsnake, Asian vine snake, Jade Vine Snake (Ahaetulla prasina). Selangor, Malaysia.
ImageAhaetulla prasina_MG_4688 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

While we were photographing this male Hagen's Pitviper (Trimeresurus hageni), a jumping spider (Salticidae - genus?) came to photobomb him! Malaysia.
ImageTrimeresurus hageni_MG_5388 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Hagen's Pitviper (Trimeresurus hageni), Selangor, Malaysia.
ImageTrimeresurus hageni_MG_2273 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

A really beautiful juvenile female Wagler's Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri) with her forked tongue sticking out! Malaysia.
ImageTropidolaemus wagleri_MG_9674 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Williamson's Reed Snake (Collorhabdium williamsoni?). Montane forest of Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageCollorhabdium williamsoni_MG_4327 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Genting Highlands Reed Snake (Macrocalamus gentingensis), Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageMacrocalamus gentingensis_MG_3145 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Low's Reed Snake / Lovi's Reed Snake (Calamaria lovii), Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageCalamaria lovii_MG_3443 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Asian Slug Snake, Mountain Slug Snake, Mountain Snail Snake (Asthenodipsas vertebralis). Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageAsthenodipsas vertebralis_MG_3341 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Smedley's Keelback / Cameron's Keelback (Amphiesma sanguineum / Hebius sanguineum), Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageHebius sanguineum_MG_4306 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Don't you just love the big big eyes of this super cute, even cartoonish juvenile Elegant Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis formosus)? Definitely one of the cutest snakes in Malaysia.
ImageDendrelaphis formosus_MG_4119 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Cute little Blue-necked Keelback / Blueneck Keelback (Macropisthodon rhodomelas) with full stomach, Selangor, Malaysia.
ImageMacropisthodon rhodomelas_MG_3018 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

ImageMacropisthodon rhodomelas_MG_3033 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Spotted Keelback (Xenochrophis maculatus), Selangor, Malaysia.
ImageXenochrophis maculatus_MG_2670 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

ImageXenochrophis maculatus_MG_2642 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Dwarf Reed Snake, Cantor's Dwarf Reed Snake (Pseudorabdion longiceps), Pahang, Malaysia.
ImagePseudorabdion longiceps_MG_2236 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Barred Kukri Snake / Banded Kukri Snake (Oligodon signatus), Selangor, Malaysia.
ImageOligodon signatus_MG_2612 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Blunt-headed Slug Snake (Aplopeltura boa). Malaysia.
ImageAplopeltura boa_MG_2462 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Cameron Highlands Pit Viper (Trimeresurus nebularis) with a Twin-spotted Flying Frog (Rhacophorus bipunctatus) prey. Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageTrimeresurus nebularis eating Rhacophorus bipunctatus_MG_9813 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Mirkwood Forest Slug Snake (Asthenodipsas lasgalenensis). Montane forest of Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageAsthenodipsas lasgalenensis_MG_9059 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

BLERGH! This medium sized Painted Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus) wasn't too happy having its pics taken. Threatened to bite too tongue emoticon. Selangor, Malaysia.
ImageDendrelaphis pictus_MG_8469 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

If you like Ahaetulla sp., you'll love Ahaetulla mycterizans (Malayan Whip Snake). Just check out those big bulging eyes - super cute! Malaysia.
ImageAhaetulla mycterizans_MG_8491 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Strikingly beautiful juvenile Mangrove Snake/Golden Ringed Cat Snake (Boiga dendrophila). Malaysia.
ImageBoiga dendrophila_MG_6006 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Juvenile Southern Titiwangsa Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus australotitiwangsaensis). Pahang, Malaysia.
ImageCyrtodactylus australotitiwangsaensis_MG_2795 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Green-eyed Forest Gecko / Large Forest Gecko (Gekko smithii). Malaysia.
ImageGekko smithii_MG_3244 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Oldham's Bow Fingered Gecko (Cyrtodactylus oldhami complex). ID credit: Herp Guide Parinya. Khao Sok National Park, Thailand.
ImageCyrtodactylus oldhami_MG_5050 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

ImageCyrtodactylus oldhami_MG_5056 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Smooth-backed Gliding Gecko (Ptychozoon lionotum)
Image_MG_0641 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Garnot's House gecko (Hemidactylus garnotii) with earwig prey. Khao Sok National Park, Thailand.
ImageHemidactylus garnotii_MG_5227 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Extremely cute and photogenic little Brown's (Wolf) Gecko / Brown’s Fringe Gecko (Luperosaurus browni) licking its eye. Malaysia.
ImageLuperosaurus browni_MG_4726 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Kuhl's Flying Gecko (Ptychozoon kuhli). Always a treat to see them in the wild. Malaysia.
ImagePtychozoon kuhli_MG_5340 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

ImagePtychozoon kuhli_MG_7056 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Malaya False Bloodsucker, Yellow-throated Forest Agamid, Yellow-throated False Garden Lizard (Pseudocalotes flavigula). Malaysia.
ImagePseudocalotes flavigula_MG_3138 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Acanthosaura cardamomensis..Khao Yai National Park:
ImageAcanthosaura cardamomensis 2015-06-21 08 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Profile shot of a Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko). Khao Yai National Park:
Image_MG_0948 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Up close with a Bell's Anglehead Lizard (Gonocephalus bellii). Malaysia.
ImageGonocephalus bellii_MG_6536 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Up close with a blue-eyed Malayodracon robinsonii, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. What should its new common name be? Robinson's Malayan Dragon?
ImageMalayodracon robinsonii_MG_6578 copy by Kurt (Orionmystery) G, on Flickr

Lizards of Malaysia: http://orionmystery.blogspot.my/2014/08 ... izard.html

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Re: My 2015 Herps

Post by Naja Bungarus » January 25th, 2016, 8:06 am

Great finds and absolutely stunning pictures. When you open a thread, I always click because I know it will be something good. Keep up the good work :)

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Re: My 2015 Herps

Post by Neiloss » January 25th, 2016, 8:51 am

As per usual, another collection of gems!
D.pictus shot is an absolute treat. but then again so are all the others.
Cheers for sharing.
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Re: My 2015 Herps

Post by TravisK » January 25th, 2016, 12:43 pm

Wow Kurt! It is a real treat to see the species that Malaysia has to offer.

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Post by HerpMan ATL » January 25th, 2016, 4:06 pm

Awesome finds and photographed so beautifully. Great work!

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Re: My 2015 Herps

Post by pjfishpa » January 25th, 2016, 4:29 pm

You have set the bar for herp photography in my book! Stunning images for sure. Thanks for posting.

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Post by orionmystery » January 27th, 2016, 5:29 am

Thanks for looking and commenting, guys, much appreciated!

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Post by dendrelaphis » January 27th, 2016, 6:05 am

oh man, incredible pictures and some of those snakes are very, very hard to find. I really need to get out there again.

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Post by dwakefield » January 27th, 2016, 11:57 am

Amazing photos and animals! Your closeups are breathtaking :) :thumb:

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Post by Roki » January 27th, 2016, 8:53 pm

Stunning as always. Some day some day I need to get down there.

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Post by orionmystery » February 1st, 2016, 4:11 am

Thank you, dwakefiled, Roki!

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Post by krisbell » February 1st, 2016, 7:32 am

Wonderfully lit shots as always Kurt. My personal faves are the T. leprosum and C.pelias.

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Post by Jeroen Speybroeck » February 1st, 2016, 3:52 pm

Damn, Kurt, it's been less than a year and already you're making me wanting to go/come back... We saw so much, also with your help, but it's obvious there's sooo much more!!!

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Post by orionmystery » February 1st, 2016, 6:42 pm

Thanks, Kris, Jeroen.
Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:Damn, Kurt, it's been less than a year and already you're making me wanting to go/come back... We saw so much, also with your help, but it's obvious there's sooo much more!!!
2016 hasn't been good so far. Not a single herp lifer yet!!!

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Re: My 2015 Herps

Post by MCHerper » February 2nd, 2016, 7:35 am

pjfishpa wrote:You have set the bar for herp photography in my book! Stunning images for sure. Thanks for posting.
THIS! Awesome photos and very inspirational. Thank you for sharing!!

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