Zululand 2016

Zululand 2016

Postby Durban Keeper » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:48 am

Hi All. Its been a while since I've put a post together for the forum! Decided to share some pics from a recent trip. My girlfriend & I took a short break and head up the North coast for a few days. 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
Boomslang
Brown House Snake
Olive Grass Snake
Natal Rock Python
Night Adder

And sadly also this Gaboon Adder...
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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.

St. Lucia
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Sodwana Bay
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Mtunzini
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Hluhluwe
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Here's some of the animals I was fortunate enough to find.

Red-legged Kassina - Kassina maculata
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Tinker Reed Frog - Hyperolius tuberilinguis
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Eastern Olive Toad - Amietophrynus garmani
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Greater Leaf-folding Frog - Afrixalus fornasinii
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Bubbling Kassina - Kassina senegalensis
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Argus Reed Frog - Hyperolius argus
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Serrated Hinged Terrapin - Pelusios sinuatus
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Eastern Hinged-Back Tortoise - Kinixys zombensis
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Cape Dwarf Gecko - Lygodactylus capensis
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Flap-Necked Chameleon - Chamaeleo dilepis
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Mozambique Shovel-snout - Prosymna janii
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East African Egg Eater - Dasypeltis medici
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Rhombic Egg Eater - Dasypeltis scabra
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Speckled quill-snouted snake - Xenocalamus transvaalensis
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Variegated Slug Eater - Duberria variegate
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And to end the post off... some furry ones too!

Vervet monkeys eating berries and fooling around in iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
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Thick tailed Bushbaby from Hluhluwe.
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Thanks for looking.
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Re: Zululand 2016

Postby Emerald » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:50 am

Very Nice Dean... :D
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Re: Zululand 2016

Postby Mitton » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:13 am

Great stuff Dean. Nice medici.
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Re: Zululand 2016

Postby levi_20 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:45 pm

Amazing photos! Love the variegated sluggy :)
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Re: Zululand 2016

Postby Allen G. Liebenberg » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:37 pm

This is great stuff! Fantastic photos-cant call them pics! We need more of this.A
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Re: Zululand 2016

Postby Chopper 1 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:06 pm

Dean you really take Beautiful pics!!!!
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Re: Zululand 2016

Postby Westley Price » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:31 pm

Great finds and great pics.

Some rare species in the mix there. Well done.
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Re: Zululand 2016

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:28 pm

Great finds. The medici is spectacular and the gaboon is just tragic, it was a gorgeous specimen. How about that thick-tailed bushbaby. I saw one here in south central Limpopo recently. I was quite surprised, I didn't know that they occur here. What did you use to photograph it ? And flash set up ?
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Re: Zululand 2016

Postby GCol » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:39 pm

Great photography DK, some great finds as well. Love the eggeaters.
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Re: Zululand 2016

Postby Mehelya » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:32 am

Amazing photography Dean! Beautiful specimens as well! The medici does it for me.
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