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Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos

Post by Zach_Lim » May 2nd, 2018, 2:32 pm

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to swing by and post some photos from the past few months. Will keep commentary very brief. Been shooting with the Canon 70D for almost a year now. Loving it so much.

Visited Southern California and herped with Robert, Nic, Jeff Lemm, Matty Lemm, and a handful of others.

Some local trips thrown in.

At the end of March, my work took a high school class down to camp and visit the various research stations, such as the Granite Mountain Research Center and Zzyzx Desert Studies Center, in the Mojave Desert. Great time naturalizing, hiking, and of course herping. All herps sans the Speckled Rattlesnake were seen during the day on our hikes. Very exciting for myself and the students.

Haven't traveled too much since that time and haven't had too much time to dedicate to much herping. Surveyed Santa Cruz with Lawrence, Amy, Natalie, and members of MidPen. Here is what I've seen so far.

SF Bay Area

Speckled Black Salamander

ImageIMG_8172 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Calisoga Spider

ImageIMG_8190 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Red-bellied Newt

ImageIMG_8207 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Common Sharp-tailed Snake

ImageIMG_8087 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Rubber Boa

ImageIMG_5686 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

California Legless Lizard

ImageIMG_8287 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

California Kingsnake

ImageIMG_8335 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Western Spadefoot

ImageIMG_8395 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

California Glossy Snake

ImageIMG_8463 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Mohave Desert

Mohave Patch-nosed Snake

ImageIMG_8516 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

ImageIMG_8518 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Panamint Rattlesnake

ImageIMG_8559 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr


Chuckwalla

ImageIMG_8591 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Speckled Rattlesnake

ImageIMG_8641 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard

ImageIMG_8651 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Desert Iguana

ImageIMG_8584 (2) by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Desert Horned Lizard

ImageIMG_8619 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Giant Crab Spider in web nest

ImageIMG_8539 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

SF Bay Area

Rubber Boa from very close to the ocean/about 10 miles south of SF

ImageIMG_8674 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Blainville's Horned Lizard

ImageIMG_8684 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Jumping Spider

ImageIMG_8700 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Pacific Gopher Snake

ImageIMG_8738 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Red Cage Stinkhorn

ImageIMG_8818 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Octopus Stinkhorn

ImageIMG_8934 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

California Mountain Kingsnake

ImageIMG_8958 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

CA toad

ImageIMG_8714 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Western Columbine

ImageIMG_9040 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Tylobolus Millipede

ImageIMG_9054 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Variegated Skink

ImageIMG_9071 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, everyone.

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Re: Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos

Post by Jimi » May 2nd, 2018, 3:37 pm

Pretty handy with that camera, man. Nice, thanks. I like the jumper and also the lava-flow Phryno.

Sounds like you've got an OK job, eh?

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Re: Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos

Post by Nicholas » May 2nd, 2018, 4:36 pm

Great shots, Zach! I really like that young speck, and reddish gophersnake headshot! Those fungi are epic looking too.

Nicholas

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Re: Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos

Post by Neil M » May 4th, 2018, 12:53 pm

Hey Zach!

Stoked to be back scrolling the forum and seeing you're still getting after it in the bay area. Amazing finds but honestly what struck me most was the photography! I am stoked you joined the Canon nation and clearly have mastered it. I shoot with a 60D that I have had for years and been considering an upgrade. May look into that 70D or 80D. Keep the posts coming, I love seeing what you're finding.

-Neil

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