West Coast & Karoo 2015

West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby Durban Keeper » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:17 pm

I recently spent 3 days in the Western Cape with with my good friend Lourance Klose. 3 days simply are not enough, but it was 3 days filled with fun, laughter and ofcourse some beautiful herps!

Other then what's pictured below, we also found a DOR Bitis rubida, a very unattractive skaapsteker, Lourance found his first ever Yellow bellied housie (so happy for him!) and I got to see Spotted rock snakes in-situ... Unfortunately they where deep within the confines of their rock cracks & could not be accessed.

All landscape snaps where taken with my Cellphone, wasn't keen on constantly changing lenses...

We started our trip in the West Coast National Park:

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Spotted harlequin snake - Homoroselaps lacteus
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Namaqua rain frog - Breviceps namaquensis
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Large scaled girdled lizard - Cordylus macropholis
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Silvery Dwarf Burrowing Skink - Scelotes bipes
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Puff adder - Bitis arietans
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Southern blind legless skink - Typhlosaurus caecus
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Common egg eater - Dasypeltis scabra
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Cape sand frog - Tomopterna delalandii
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Cape legless skink - Acontias meleagris
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Black thread snake - Leptotyphlops nigricans rather unusual phase / morph
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Scenic pass just outside Gordon's Bay.
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Arum lily frog - Hyperolius horstockii
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Cape dwarf chameleon - Bradypodion pumilum
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Some Karoo scenery
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Spiny agama - Agama hispida
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Marico thick-toed gecko - Pachydactylus mariquensis
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Verrox Tent Tortoise - Psammobates tentorius veroxi
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Armadillo girdled lizard - Ouroborus cataphractus
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Thank you for taking the time to look through my post.
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Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby Gatsea » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:01 pm

Some serious finds I would love to have under my list
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Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby jka » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:29 pm

Awesome post what cool photos!

Are you sure that the Leptotyphlops nigricans isn't a Delalande's beaked blind snake?
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Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby Westley Price » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:25 am

Amazing finds man and some great photography, especially the landscape shots.

Where are the L. fiskii? ;)
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Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby Durban Keeper » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:44 am

Rian definitely not Delalande. Also found one on the trip. This was Leptotyplops sp. 100%.

Wes I packed a spare pair of undies just incase. Unfortunately I didn't need it :(
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Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby Mehelya » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:00 am

Lovely photos Dean. That puffy and the egg eater are real stunners. Kudos on what must have been a wonderful trip.
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Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby Mitton » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:31 am

Awesome stuff Dean, great finds.
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Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby Nick Evans » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:45 pm

Wow Dean! Fantastic photos! Well done to you and Lourance on some great finds!
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Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby reptile » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:37 pm

Wow! Some impressive photography and finds!! May I ask what program you use to edit your pictures? It seems to be working out great for you...
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Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby Durban Keeper » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:34 pm

Sure you can. The landscape ones where done on an Android app called Snapseed. The reptile shots where processed from RAW in Lightroom.
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Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby levi_20 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:30 pm

Great photos and finds, thanks for sharing!
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Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby reptile » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:42 pm

Ahh Lightroom :D Thx... Great work. Keep it up
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Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby Chopper 1 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:00 pm

You are very talented with photos!! Lovely pics of Gods creation!!
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Re: West Coast & Karoo 2015

Postby Ruan Stander » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:19 pm

Wow. That made me gasp for air. You are fortunate.
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