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Moloch, Taipans and more

Posted: May 9th, 2019, 1:24 am
by Nickgale
Haven't posted in a while, so thought id post some images from some recent reptile photos from the past 6 or so months.
In November last year I was lucky enough to head up into the Southern Northern Territory Via Coober Pedy, and found lots of new and exciting reptiles. Our final species count was 80 or so species in 10 days.
Here are some of my favourite shots.
ImageHelmeted Gecko (Diplodactylus galeatus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageEastern Hooded Scaly-foot (Pygopus schraderi) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageCentral Netted Dragon (Ctenophorus nuchalis) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImagePale Knob-tailed Gecko (Nephrurus laevissimus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageSmooth Knob-tailed Gecko (Nephrurus levis) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageCentralian Earless Dragon (Tympanocryptis centralis) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageCentralian Knob-tailed Gecko (Nephrurus amyae) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Shovel-nosed Snake (Brachyurophis semifasciatus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageJewelled Gecko (Strophurus elderi) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageWestern Hooded-scalyfoot (Pygopus nigriceps) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageDesert Spadefoot Toad (Notaden nichollsi) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageThorny Devil (Moloch horridus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageBronzeback Legless Lizard (Ophidiocephalus taeniatus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageGibber Gecko (Lucasium byrnei) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
We ended up finding two Inland Taipans within a 15 minute period. Very exciting!
ImageInland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageInland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

A few weeks ago I drove up to central Queensland with a mate to find some geckos. We hit all of our targets, but my car got hit by a drunk driver and was written off in southern Queensland, roughly 16 hours from home. We ended up getting home in one piece after a lot of screwing around. Morale of the story, always be insured!
ImageGranite Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius wyberba) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageBorder Thick-tailed Gecko (Uvidicolus sphyrurus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageKate's Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius kateae) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius swaini) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageRough-throated Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius salebrosus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Golden-tailed Gecko (Strophurus taenicauda albiocularis) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageCarpentaria Snake (Cryptophis boschmai) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageRough-throated Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius salebrosus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImagePrickly Knob-tailed Gecko (Nephrurus asper) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageGolden-tailed Gecko (Strophurus taenicauda taenicauda) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageBandy Bandy (Vermicella annulata) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

ImageMoritz's Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius moritzi) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

Enjoy!

Re: Moloch, Taipans and more

Posted: May 10th, 2019, 4:41 pm
by Bostaff of Asclepius
Damn it this is awesome, great stuff!

Re: Moloch, Taipans and more

Posted: May 14th, 2019, 8:41 am
by Fieldherper
Beyond awesome finds and photos. One day I will make it there.

FH