Northern Cape 2013

Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby BushSnake » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:22 pm

Very cool, and these are some incredible photos! Well done with the Breviceps calling shot!

Where was the A.tristis from? I've only ever found DOR specimens, and when I returned to the coordinates where they were found the soil in the area was rock hard...
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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby rvanhuyssteen » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:22 pm

Great finds. I would love to see that part of the country.

I especially enjoyed the geckos and the image with the hyrax and lizard.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby Durban Keeper » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:00 am

Here is a short video I made of the rain frogs I found. The first one I spotted just sitting on the surface, however the next 2 alerted me to their presence with their crazy little call.

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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby michael » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:27 am

Dean, thanks for this post! That area is definitely one of my favourite areas to herp, even though I haven’t been there in years! Pity you didn’t find any B. Schneideri along the coast.
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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby Westley Price » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:40 am

Cool stuff Dean.

Of all the time I spent on the coast in Namaqualand, I never found these, so I am super jealous!

This short video clip reminds me that there are other ways to document reptiles other than photographs and now with most digital cameras offering HD video, we have no excuse.
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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby MrG » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:55 am

Beautiful. Thx for sharing
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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby levi_20 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:00 am

Amazing pictures, thanks!
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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby Robyn@TRR » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:42 pm

That's really adorable.
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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby Robyn@TRR » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:52 pm

Good grief, that frog call video has nearly 350,000 views. Nice job : )
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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby Nick Evans » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:51 pm

Very interesting, sounds like those squeaky toys!
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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby Mitton » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:20 pm

Great stuff Dean, thanks for sharing!

Nick Evans wrote:Very interesting, sounds like those squeaky toys!

Remind me of the dog in the movie Snatch.
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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby Robyn@TRR » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:33 am

Now over a million views. Gone viral.
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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby gekosin » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:41 am

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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby Bushviper » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:42 pm

Yeah well there you go. The wrong frog is famous. Over a million views.
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Re: Northern Cape 2013

Postby Durban Keeper » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:21 pm

I had my photos from this trip up on facebook & the forum for more then two weeks before I actually posted the video. Not once did anyone point my incorrect ID out to me, so I never realised my error. In any case I have replied the following to news24 regarding the article.

Hi my name is Dean and I filmed the video of the frog while on a trip to the Northern Cape. My primary aim was to photograph reptiles that occur in the area. Early one morning while walking on the dunes these frogs alerted me to their presence with their unusual defensive cry. I knelt down to photograph and filmed this behaviour in a frog that had already been squealing. I am by no means an expert on amphibians and I have corrected the Id on my video. No one knew about these frogs or the threats this species faces due to habitat loss and destruction, and in all likelihood very few people would have cared. Hopefully people the world over would now be happy to back these frogs in their plight because of my video...

Still. I wanted to share this video with you guys & it ended up being seen by millions & making it onto international TV networks. Not in my wildest dreams would I ever have imagined that & it's been great fun having this happen.

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