So my girlfriend & I took a short break and head up the North coast for a few days. Summer is coming to an end for us here in South Africa & I always get so nervous as these trips are planned well in advance and one never knows how things will pan out with the weather ect. For my girl its about the 'holiday'... For me its about finally getting to spend some time outdoors looking for interesting subjects to photograph! This trip produced some fantastic lifers for me. Over and above the pics below I also sadly did find some DOR's... These included:
Variegated Slug Eater
Southern Vine Snake
Brown House Snake
Olive Grass Snake
Natal Rock Python
And sadly also this Gaboon Adder...
We visited a few places during our stay. The whole region is in the grips of a drought with St. Lucia and Hluhluwe being the worst effected.
Here's some of the animals I was fortunate enough to find.
Red-legged Kassina - Kassina maculata
Tinker Reed Frog - Hyperolius tuberilinguis
Eastern Olive Toad - Amietophrynus garmani
Greater Leaf-folding Frog - Afrixalus fornasinii
Bubbling Kassina - Kassina senegalensis
Argus Reed Frog - Hyperolius argus
Serrated Hinged Terrapin - Pelusios sinuatus
Eastern Hinged-Back Tortoise - Kinixys zombensis
Cape Dwarf Gecko - Lygodactylus capensis
Flap-Necked Chameleon - Chamaeleo dilepis
Mozambique Shovel-snout - Prosymna janii
East African Egg Eater - Dasypeltis medici
Rhombic Egg Eater - Dasypeltis scabra
Speckled quill-snouted snake - Xenocalamus transvaalensis
Variegated Slug Eater - Duberria variegate
And to end the post off... some furry ones too!
Vervet monkeys eating berries and fooling around in iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
Thick tailed Bushbaby from Hluhluwe.
Thanks for looking.
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