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 Post subject: Requesting Images of the Commonly CB in the Wild
PostPosted: November 16th, 2017, 6:06 pm 
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Hi Everyone,

Many very interesting herps have become so commonplace through captive breeding that photographic representation of them in their native habitat seems to be almost rare.

Every time I look at a captive herp I think of it in its original form, and perhaps it is an oddity of my own reckoning, I imagine all herp life in a time capsule before captive breeding or worldwide trade, sometimes even before we became modern humans.

They are all interesting - there are no boring herps.

Whether you as a herper and photographer keep, breed or not, even if you are a person who is not personally interested in herpetoculture - presenting these mainstreamed icons in a true light could impact others, including young people who have an interest in herpetology and a common part of that is keeping a reptile that is one of those iconic and readily available CB species, but all they can find to quench an interest deeper than the ordinary are photos of their animal in a tank on a care sheet. Photos of 'hobby animals' like Ball Pythons and Leopard Geckos in wild situ are comparatively scant..

Besides that, perhaps it is an opportunity for the well traveled photographers here, to dig up some photos that they have taken on trips and left out of their photographic reports because they thought they would be uninteresting compared to other finds.

Well, I think it might be interesting, fascinating even to see these species as they really are.

I thank you all for reading, and look forward to any photos posted.


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PostPosted: November 17th, 2017, 11:32 pm 
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ImageEublepharis fuscus by Chaitanya Shukla, on Flickr

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Will be going to other private herping spots soon to cover remaining 3 species of Eublepharis from India.


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PostPosted: November 18th, 2017, 6:18 am 
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Yes! :thumb:


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PostPosted: November 18th, 2017, 10:14 am 
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Kelly Mc wrote:
Yes! :thumb:

I was in field in evening and just returned home. found quite a few more leopards geckos and saw scaled vipers today.


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PostPosted: November 20th, 2017, 8:41 pm 
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I have a couple that fit into the category and were on hand to post:

Rainbow boas are rather ubiquitous in the captive hobby, this was a young one from Peru.
ImageRainbow Boa by Anton, on Flickr

Boa constrictors are a species that comes to mind as well, I've been lucky to run across them a number of times.
ImageHappy World Snake Day by Anton, on Flickr

Then of course there are various poison frogs. Ranitomeya imitator are a common poison frog in the hobby, I was lucky to spend some time with them in their natural habitat.
ImageResplendent Ranitomeya by Anton, on Flickr


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PostPosted: November 21st, 2017, 5:15 am 
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Herpers in south Florida on night hikes very often find Corns low in trees as they forage for sleeping lizards and tree frogs:


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PostPosted: November 21st, 2017, 8:08 pm 
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Thank You - Splendid!


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PostPosted: November 22nd, 2017, 6:12 pm 
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PostPosted: November 23rd, 2017, 11:06 am 
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Thank You Herpseeker :)

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! :beer:

I hope this thread continues with more photos, this forum is The Best

I dont know if I ever told you guys but I really appreciate hanging out with you all on FHF.

-Kel


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PostPosted: November 24th, 2017, 5:04 pm 

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Hey everyone. Great thread. Im mostly a lurker but thought i'd contribute to this thread. I keep mainly morelia and anteresia in my private collection. I had the opportunity to spend 2 weeks traveling from Cairns to the northern most tip of Cape York. Since the majority of my collection is carpet pythons my goal was to see them in the wild. We were fortunate enough to find 2 Julatten Locality Jungles (easily my favorite locality of carpet). Also spotted a GTP during our first night of road cruising the Iron Range. Although the Indo GTPs are what we see here in the hobby i figured i'd include my find here as well. Enjoy!!!


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PostPosted: November 26th, 2017, 3:28 am 
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Wonderful contribution - so glad you achieved your goal and shared it here, and more!


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PostPosted: December 1st, 2017, 10:32 am 
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Hi Kelly,

I managed to find this beautiful carpet python in Queensland last week.

ImageCarpet Python (Morelia spilota) by phl_with_a_camera1, on Flickr

ImageCarpet Python (Morelia spilota) by phl_with_a_camera1, on Flickr

Was hoping to find a bearded dragon, too, but no such luck. :D

Best,
-Derek


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PostPosted: December 4th, 2017, 6:36 pm 

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great find Derek


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 Post subject: Re: Requesting Images of the Commonly CB in the Wild
PostPosted: December 5th, 2017, 9:23 am 
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Oh jeez, beautiful Derek!


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 Post subject: Re: Requesting Images of the Commonly CB in the Wild
PostPosted: December 5th, 2017, 6:13 pm 
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Thanks guys! I'll be getting around to posting a report from my few days in Queensland very soon. The python was for sure a highlight! :D

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