2014 So Far

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2014 So Far

Post by RobertH » July 7th, 2014, 4:10 pm

Hello, Nicholas here.
Here is our half year post. It will start with the lesser finds to my favorite finds. Every species is either flipped under natural cover or walked.

Let's start with a uta,
ImageWestern Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana elegans) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageGreat Basin Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis longipes) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Treefrog (Pseudacris cadaverina) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

url=https://flic.kr/p/mWLzRQ]Image[/url]Coast Range Newt (Taricha torosa ) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageGranite Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus orcutti) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageSan Diego Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata webbii) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageCoastal Whiptail Aspidoscelis tigris stejnegeri by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageBeldings Orange-throated Whiptail (Aspidoscelis hyperythra beldingi) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageBaja California Treefrog (Pseudacris hypochondriaca) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageGarden slender salamander (Batrachoseps major) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Striped Racer (Coluber lateralis lateralis) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageCommon Chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageWestern Red-tailed Skink (Plestiodon gilberti rubricaudatus) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageCoranado or Skiltons Skink or both (Plestiodon skiltonianus) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageSan Diego Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer annectens) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageRed-spotted Toad (Anaxyrus punctatus) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus vandenburgianus) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageMearns Rock Lizard (Petrosaurus mearnsi mearnsi) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus helleri) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Desert Iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis dorsalis) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageYucca Night Lizard (Xantusia vigilis) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageWestern Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides rhodostictus) by NicholasHess, on Flickr


ImageYellow-backed Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus uniformis) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageDesert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus magister) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageRed Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys pallida) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageTwo-striped Gartersnake (Thamnophis hammondii) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Desert Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos calidiarum) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageCoast Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageSan Bernardino Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus modestus) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageCoast Patch-nosed Snake (Salvadora hexalepis virgultea) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageColorado Desert Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes laterorepens) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

We WALKED this shovel-nose (and 2 more in the next 20 minutes)
ImageMojave Shovel-nosed Snake (Chionactis occipitalis occipitalis) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageSouthwestern Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

Another view of the zonata from tejon ranch
ImageCalifornia Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

We also walked this gecko
ImageDesert Banded Gecko (Coleonyx variegatus variegatus) by NicholasHess, on Flickr
ImageDesert Banded Gecko (Coleonyx variegatus variegatus) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageLong-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii) by NicholasHess, on Flickr
ImageLong-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia wislizenii) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

After 4 years of hiking not thinking they lived there we found this kingsnake from the Verdugo mountains :D
ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by NicholasHess, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageRed Racer (Coluber flagellum piceus) by NicholasHess, on Flickr
ImageRed Racer (Coluber flagellum piceus) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

We found this tortoise in June :crazyeyes:
ImageDesert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) by NicholasHess, on Flickr
ImageDesert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageGreat Basin Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus bicinctores) by NicholasHess, on Flickr
ImageGreat Basin Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus bicinctores) by NicholasHess, on Flickr
ImageGreat Basin Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus bicinctores) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageBaja California Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus vestigium) by NicholasHess, on Flickr
ImageBaja California Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus vestigium) by NicholasHess, on Flickr
ImageBaja California Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus vestigium) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

And some finds other than herps.

ImageStriped Sea Hare (Navanax Inermis) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImagePronghorn Antelope (Antilocapra americana) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageCoyote (Canis latrans) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageDesert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageFly by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImagePipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageReddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageWhite-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

ImageBelted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) by NicholasHess, on Flickr

So that's about it for this year so far. I hope you enjoyed viewing my post.

Nicholas
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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by gopher » July 7th, 2014, 4:32 pm

Great post, love the diversity and amazing pictures are usual!
2014 has been treating you two very well :mrgreen:

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by Speckled Rosy » July 7th, 2014, 5:54 pm

Nice photography as usual! The collard lizard images are really nice!! Looks like you guys kept busy this year.. :thumb:

-Dan

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by Ted » July 7th, 2014, 7:16 pm

Great pics as always Nick! I especially love the Alligator Lizard: nice catch with the tounge :thumb:

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by Jeroen Speybroeck » July 8th, 2014, 12:09 am

So much good stuff! I need to get back to CA!

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by hellihooks » July 8th, 2014, 4:59 am

Looks like bout one of everything... damn fine job, guys... :thumb: jim

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by KichiMark » July 8th, 2014, 8:48 am

wow…good year indeed. Nice photography. :thumb: .

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by Zach_Lim » July 8th, 2014, 9:30 am

Flawless photography.
Excellent post, Nicholas!

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by Rancorrye » July 8th, 2014, 9:37 am

Amazing! I think the shot of the zebra-tailed lizard is my favorite

Rye

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by Chrispherp » July 8th, 2014, 4:02 pm

Very nice post and pics Nicholas, I especially like the collared lizard shots.

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by Fieldnotes » July 9th, 2014, 3:11 am

:crazyeyes: WoW!... Simply WoW!... Amazing photographs... National Geographic quality by such a young guy :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by todd battey » July 9th, 2014, 6:41 am

Great shots!

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by reako45 » July 9th, 2014, 4:55 pm

Yeah, I agree with Fieldnotes, NatGeo quality. I love the pic of that Verdugo King. One of the best looking coastals I've seen.

reako45

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by El Garia » July 11th, 2014, 2:17 am

wow, nick :!: fantastic post; superb shots. you really outdid yourself this time :thumb: :thumb:

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Post by LouB747 » July 14th, 2014, 10:21 pm

Great finds and pics.

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by Porter » November 16th, 2014, 9:26 pm

Well... I may have spoke too soon on Talltrees post lol I'm gonna have to go with best two shots of different horny toad subs I think I've ever seen. Nice dessy :thumb: standin proud. All great photost

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by Porter » November 16th, 2014, 9:29 pm

Nice bird shots as well :thumb:

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by Porter » November 18th, 2014, 9:09 pm

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by Matthias » November 20th, 2014, 3:55 am

Hi Nicholas,

These are some awesome shots! I love the landscape shot with the collard lizard, that's amazing! I also envy you for the nice ruber!

Thank you for this nice post!

Best,
Matthias

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by Schell » December 8th, 2014, 8:52 pm

Nicholas,

You've learned a lot about that camera in the last couple of years. Well done! A lot of excellent shots in there.

Cheers,

Rob

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by JAMAUGHN » December 8th, 2014, 11:30 pm

Very, very impressive, Nicholas. Quite a year.

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Re: 2014 So Far

Post by Chad M. Lane » January 2nd, 2015, 2:08 pm

Nicholas You've come a long way in a short period of time! I always look forward to seeing your posts!

That second Long Nose Leopard Lizard shot is awesome loving it!



Cheers,
Chad

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