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The last year or so in Aus

Post by urodacus_au » June 17th, 2012, 10:11 pm

G'day

Some pics from work and private trips over the last year or so. I dont get a chance to post often so I might have gone a bit overboard with the number of images :lol:

Might as well start in the Pilbara. Most of my work is in this region due to the amount of mining going on.

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Liasis olivaceus barroni, this species is listed as conservation significant so we often target them.

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Lialis burtonis

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Dasycercus blythi, another conservation significant species.

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Varanus bushi

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Caimanops amphibuluroides

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Tympanocryptis cephalus

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Egernia cygnitos

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Demansia psammophis cuprieceps

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Delma haroldi

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Diplodactylus galaxias

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Diplodactylus mitchelli

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Diporiphora 'valens'

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Dingo

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Delma elegans

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Varanus eremius

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Pogona minor mitchelli

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Carlia munda

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Lerista neander

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Delma nasuta
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Varanus pilbarensis

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Proablepharus reginae

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Gehyra punctata

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Morethia ruficauda exquisita

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Antaresia stimsoni

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Vermicella snelli

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That's the Pilbara, southern Kimberley next....
Jordan

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by urodacus_au » June 17th, 2012, 10:20 pm

I haven't spent much time in the southern Kimberley so not too many pics.

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Demansia angusticeps

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Litoria caerulea

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Crocodylus johnstoni

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Diporiphora pindan

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The bane of my work in the Kimberley...

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Cheers
Jordan

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by urodacus_au » June 17th, 2012, 10:29 pm

Onto the Great Victoria Desert....

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Lucasium damaeum

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Rhyncoedura ornata

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Oxyuranus temporalis

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Brachyurophis fasciolatus fasciatus

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Nephrurus laevissimus

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Princess Parrots

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Varanus gouldii flavirufus

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Moloch horridus

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Cheers
Jordan

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by urodacus_au » June 17th, 2012, 10:41 pm

Alice Springs and surrounds, Northern Territory...

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Ctenotus alacer

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Cryptoblepharus australis

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Gehyra montium

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Heteronotia binoei

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Lerista desertorum

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Litoria gilleni

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Liopholis striata

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Major Mitchell's

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Nephrurus amyae

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Hatchling Nephrurus laevissimus

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Oedura marmorata

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Proablepharus reginae

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Simoselaps anomalus

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Suta suta

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Tiliqua occipitalis

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Varanus giganteus

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Varanus gilleni

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Varanus tristis

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Vermicella vermiformis

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Cheers
Jordan

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by urodacus_au » June 17th, 2012, 10:57 pm

Last ones, the southern third of Western Australia.

Pogona minor

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Neelaps calonotus

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Cyclodomorphus melanops elongatus

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Elapognathus coronatus

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Elapognathus minor

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Egernia richardi

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Brachyurophis fasciolatus

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Hemiergis gracilipes

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Litoria adelaidensis

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Lerista microtis

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Pseudechis australis

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Ramphotyphlops pinguis

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Rhinoplocephalus bicolor

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Strophurus intermedius

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Notechis scutatus

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Demansia psammophis reticulata

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That's all for now.

Cheers
Jordan

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by Dr. Dark » June 18th, 2012, 3:17 am

WOW Jordan, incredible post! The habitat and wildlife diversity of Australia that you captured is breathtaking! I especially like the Elapognathus minor and the Notechis was stunningly beautiful. OUTSTANDING!

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by DracoRJC » June 18th, 2012, 3:48 am

Bravo!

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by dpurcell » June 18th, 2012, 3:53 am

Awesome mate! It looks like you have seen plenty of critters and taken some top quality photos of them over the last year. The O.temporalis though, made my jaw drop. I assume that must be your best find ever? Congratulations.

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by urodacus_au » June 18th, 2012, 4:15 am

You have good taste Dr Dark, the minor and the scutatus are two of my favourites as well.

Yeah Dean, it was a crazy 4 and a half days. 40 hours driving in and out plus road cruising. When we saw the Taipan we were all a bit dumbstruck, we were hoping but didn't think we'd get one in the few hours we were in their range. Good memories, we still talk about the trip now and have a laugh. The woma on the way out didn't even get me excited, that trip was all about the Tai.

Cheers
Jordan

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by Neil M » June 18th, 2012, 5:15 pm

INSANE shots of so many incredible species! Very fun post to look at. I especially like the habitat shots that are thrown in. That third one is hilarious :lol: Dr. Seuss?

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by monklet » June 18th, 2012, 7:24 pm

Sooo over-the-top!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by crocdoc » June 18th, 2012, 10:04 pm

Excellent photographs! I love how you threw the Oxyuranus temporalis shots in there without comment, as though it was 'just another snake', and wondered how many readers of this forum recognise the significance of it. I see that Dean has picked up on it.

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by urodacus_au » June 18th, 2012, 10:13 pm

Cheers for for comments. There's some amazing spots in the Pilbara and I think i take it for granted a bit because I'm there so often.

:lol: Crocdoc, I was wondering how many people would notice the temporalis. That's the largest individual recorded so far, I'd love to get back out there and see them again one day.

Cheers
Jordan

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by Rags » June 18th, 2012, 10:25 pm

Wow - I've gone through your post a couple of times and I would honestly say that is one of the best posts I have ever seen on the forum. Your finds are stunning and the photos equally so.

I enjoyed seeing the shots of your BIG finds - congratulations on those - but one of my favourite pictures was the White's TF.

Thanks for taking the time to post these, it was much appreciated here!

Rags.

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by mikemike » June 20th, 2012, 8:14 am

Awesome post! Your pics are fantastic and there is plenty of stuff in there we rarely to never see!

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by AndyO'Connor » June 20th, 2012, 10:24 am

Amazing photography, insane finds. Puts most U.S. posts to shame just because of the inability for most of us to ever replicate it. I hope I will fulfill my childhood dream to herp Australia some day. That O. temporalis is my favorite just for what it is, but there were better "shots" in terms of photography, too many to name.

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by jgjulander » June 20th, 2012, 10:38 am

Fantastic post and some great photography! Why are the barroni always so beat up looking with lots of scars and such? How common are they within their range? Love those cygnitos and the stimsoni eating a bat shots as well. Thanks for posting!
Justin Julander

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by Jeff Lemm » June 20th, 2012, 10:41 am

Awesome! Keep the goanna shots comin! Love the Spinifex shot too. The Egernia in the first series -is that the new name for the red depressa up north? Also, nice work on the Taipan! I gotta see one of those still. Do you find the bushi near all those caudos just south of Onslow? Or is it now one in the same?

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by will lattea » June 20th, 2012, 11:54 am

RAD!!!

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by Tonia Graves » June 20th, 2012, 6:31 pm

Superb photography! Good compositions and lighting along with some great subjects! Especially liked the monitors. Thanks for posting this.

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » June 22nd, 2012, 8:46 pm

All the photos appear as Photobucket pizza boxes saying "This image exceeds bandwidth with too many views".

Or is that just me?

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by moloch » June 23rd, 2012, 12:53 am

Hello Jordan,

Looks like your images are just too popular! I looked at the photos before the photobucket throttling and wow, did you do well. The Western Taipan was certainly a wonderful find but to be honest, I like the little sand-dwelling elapids more. They are so beautiful and their photos are almost as scarce on the forum as your Taipan. Looks like you've worked out a method for finding them. The habitat shots were very nice as well. Would love to see Princess Parrots someday. People oveseas probably don't realize how hard they are to find and how much effort and travel is needed to see them. You must have made a number of avid birders extremely jealous!

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David

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by urodacus_au » June 23rd, 2012, 9:53 pm

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Rags, the caerulea are great, they were extremely common around the resort in Broome after dark.

Andy, do it. A few mates to split fuel costs with and your set.

Justin, I'm not really sure why the barroni are often scarred up, I've always thought it was probably inflicted by what they're feeding on. Sitting in water holes waiting for animals to come down for a drink seems to be a favoured ambush method. Corellas and Galahs are common visitors to water holes and could quite easily inflict nasty wounds with their beaks. Cats, Quolls, Dingos and small Macropods could also cause damage as predator or prey.

Jeff, thats one of the new species. The two reds in the Pilbara are now cygnitos (Western) and epsisolus (Eastern). E eos was also split off during that revision, found out near Warburton on the tri state border.
I've always found the bushi more inland, theyre pretty common north of Newman across to Tom Price. I've picked up caudos around Nanutarra but never looked much further north of that on the coast. A few years ago they were all lumped in with caudos, these are just a slightly bigger, uglier version :lol:

Hans, yeah, blew the bandwidth allocation unfortunately, I'll look at a pbase or similar account in future so that doesnt happen.

David, I agree, the burrowing Elapids are always a treat to find. Luck more than anything, we've only just recently found calonotus down where I'm living but yet to find semifasciatus or bimaculatus.
The Princess Parrots we're all too easy once we hit Neale Junction but that was after some reports that they were using the area at the time. It's a long way to go to find out they've moved on! :lol: One of my favourite pastimes is stirring up my birder friends so it worked out well.

Heading back up to the Pilbara tomorrow, night time temps are a lovely 4C :lol:
Cheers
Jordan

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Re: The last year or so in Aus

Post by stewart_macdonald » June 29th, 2012, 3:40 pm

urodacus_au wrote:blew the bandwidth allocation unfortunately, I'll look at a pbase or similar account in future so that doesnt happen.
Flickr!

That is all.

Stewart

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