2017 in review! Part 2 of 2. (To large for one!).

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2017 in review! Part 2 of 2. (To large for one!).

Post by Chad M. Lane » January 23rd, 2018, 8:42 pm

ImageGreat Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageGreat Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageGreat Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageGreat Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageGreat Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageStriped Pacific Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCommon Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis "fitchi") by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCommon Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis "fitchi") by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCommon Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis "fitchi") by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCommon Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis "fitchi") by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageStriped Pacific Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageStriped Pacific Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoast Range Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha nuchalata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageGreat Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageGreat Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageGreat Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageAmerican Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
Back to California for some road cruising!
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr 
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha nuchalata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
May the night day, or the day night?
ImageGilbert Skink (Plestiodon gilberti ssp) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
To southwest California.
ImageMojave Glossy Snake (Arizona elegans candida) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageRosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageRosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageRosy Boa (Lichanura orcutti) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
At the southern/eastern edge of their range.
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageMojave Shovel-nosed Snake (Chionactis occipitalis occipitalis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
Back to Northern California.
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoastal Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma blainvillii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageWestern Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor mormon) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageWestern Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor mormon) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageDiablo Range Gartersnake (Thamnophis atratus zaxanthus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
Then I headed North into Oregon for the Solar Eclipse!
ImageNorthwestern Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus occidentalis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageOregon Red-spotted Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageOregon Red-spotted Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageOregon Red-spotted Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
My poor attempt.
ImageEclipse by Chad Lane, on Flickr
Back to Eastern California.
ImageMountain Gartersnake with Wandering influence (Thamnophis elegans elegans x vagrans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageMountain Gartersnake with Wandering influence (Thamnophis elegans elegans x vagrans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageMountain Gartersnake with Wandering influence (Thamnophis elegans elegans x vagrans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
More road cruising.
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageLong-nosed Snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
Back to Eastern California.
ImageAgile ground mantis (Litaneutria minor) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageAgile ground mantis (Litaneutria minor) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageMountain Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageMount Lyell Salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus {sp} ) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageMount Lyell Salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus {sp} ) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageMount Lyell Salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus {sp} ) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSmoke filled Canyon. by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageWandering Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageWandering Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageWandering Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageGreat Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageGreat Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageGreat Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageGreat Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageGreat Basin Rattlesnake (Crotalus lutosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
Back up to Northern California.
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
Rodents eye view.
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoast Range Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha nuchalata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageStriped Pacific Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageStriped Pacific Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSan Francisco Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoast Range Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoast Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoast Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) Densite. by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageTurkley Vulture ( by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthwestern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis occidentalis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
Image"Do you see me?" San Francisco Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Red-legged Frog (Rana draytonii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSan Francisco Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSan Francisco Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageAutumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  -Albert Camus by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSan Francisco Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea coerulea) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageAquatic intergrade (Thamnophis atratus spp) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSan Francisco Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea coerulea) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoast Gartersnake (Tamnophis elegans terrestris) Eating Sierran Tree Frog (Pseudacris sierra) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoast Gartersnake (Tamnophis elegans terrestris) Eating Sierran Tree Frog (Pseudacris sierra) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoast Gartersnake (Tamnophis elegans terrestris) Eating Sierran Tree Frog (Pseudacris sierra) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoast Gartersnake (Tamnophis elegans terrestris) Eating Sierran Tree Frog (Pseudacris sierra) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoast Gartersnake (Tamnophis elegans terrestris) Eating Sierran Tree Frog (Pseudacris sierra) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Red-sided Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageStriped Pacific Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCommon Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis "fitchi") by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCommon Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis "fitchi") by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCommon Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis "fitchi") by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCommon Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis "fitchi") by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Red-sided Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSun through the Fall Oaks by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageDouglas squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) I think? by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSpeckled Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus flavipunctatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSpeckled Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus flavipunctatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageArboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageShasta Salamander (Hydromantes shastae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageShasta Salamander (Hydromantes shastae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageShasta Salamander (Hydromantes shastae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageShasta Salamander (Hydromantes shastae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageMcCloud River. by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSierra Nevada (Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis) x Oregon (Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis) intergrade. by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCommon Sharp-tailed Snake (Contia tenuis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCommon Sharp-tailed Snake (Contia tenuis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageHell Hollow Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps diabolicus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageHell Hollow Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps diabolicus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageHell Hollow Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps diabolicus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageMushroom bokeh. by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthwestern Salamander (Ambystoma gracile) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageOregon Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageRough Skin Newt (Taricha granulosa) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageRough Skin Newt (Taricha granulosa) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageOregon Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageWandering Salamander (Aneides vagrans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageWandering Salamander (Aneides vagrans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageWandering Salamander (Aneides vagrans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageWandering Salamander (Aneides vagrans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoastal Giant Salamander Larva (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSpeckled Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageAneides trifecta. by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageOregon Ensatina  (Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageOregon Ensatina  (Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageOregon Ensatina  (Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageHell Hollow Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps diabolicus) Maybe? by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageHell Hollow Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps diabolicus) Maybe? by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageWaterfall by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageHell Hollow Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps diabolicus) Maybe? by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageHell Hollow Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps diabolicus) Maybe?- by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageThe enchated forest. Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCalifornia Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSanta Cruz Black Salamander  (Aneides flavipunctatus niger) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSanta Cruz Black Salamander  (Aneides flavipunctatus niger) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNorthwestern Salamander (Ambystoma gracile). by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSouthern Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton variegatus). by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoastal Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageCoastal Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageWandering Salamander (Aneides vagrans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageWandering Salamander (Aneides vagrans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSpeckled Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus flavipunctatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSpeckled Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus flavipunctatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSpeckled Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus flavipunctatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSpeckled Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus flavipunctatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSpeckled Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus flavipunctatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageOregon Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageOregon Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNeotenic Coastal Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageNeotenic Coastal Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSan Simeon Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps incognitus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageMonterey Ensatina  (Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageMonterey Ensatina  (Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSan Simeon Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps incognitus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageSan Simeon Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps incognitus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageMonterey Ensatina  (Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageBlack-bellied Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps nigriventris) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageBlack-bellied Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps nigriventris) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
ImageBlack-bellied Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps nigriventris) by Chad Lane, on Flickr
Please excuse my finally photo!
ImageLesser Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps minor) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

I hope you enjoyed a small slice of my life in 2017!

Thank you,
Chad

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Re: 2017 in review! Part 2 of 2. (To large for one!).

Post by Porter » January 24th, 2018, 2:49 am

Too much to mention... I dig all the artsy shots in both posts. Awesome display of variation!

I do have to mention... That blonde yellow bastard, mud pups, and ground mantis :thumb: rad

That bullfrog shot too! Awesome abstract obscurity & water distortion

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Re: 2017 in review! Part 2 of 2. (To large for one!).

Post by BillMcGighan » January 24th, 2018, 8:13 am

Excellent on both posts. :thumb: :thumb:
You certainly challenged our Eastern North America for salamander diversity.
Sensory overload. Good stuff.

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Re: 2017 in review! Part 2 of 2. (To large for one!).

Post by Toxic » January 24th, 2018, 9:41 am

This was absolutely ridiculous Chad. I think you saw the majority of my remaining CA targets in a single year!
Some really nice shots in the bunch, and impressive animals too. The chocolate oreganus, all the cryptic Batrachoseps...I could go on and on. :crazyeyes:

Nick VG

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Re: 2017 in review! Part 2 of 2. (To large for one!).

Post by achillesbeast » January 25th, 2018, 5:28 am

Very enjoyable post and great photos, as usual.

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Re: 2017 in review! Part 2 of 2. (To large for one!).

Post by Nicholas » January 25th, 2018, 10:11 pm

Really nice post Chad! The mountain garter wide-angle in the stream as well as the fitchi over looking the stream are fantastic. You really make me want to make the effort to find those hydromantes species, they are very unique looking. I especially like your naturalistic habitat shots. The wandering laowa shot you took with us turned out great as did the northwestern. Your Torrent shot with the pool in the back is beautiful! probably my favorite. My dad and I really enjoyed our day in Mendocino with you, we have to meet up again! Let's make 2018 just as good!
Nicholas

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