2016 Year in Review

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Nick Scobel
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2016 Year in Review

Post by Nick Scobel » December 16th, 2016, 4:15 pm

It's the end of the year again, and what a year it's been. I relocated to Florida to work as part of a research team working in south Florida. This will be photo heavy, and mostly cover Florida.

ImageDiamondback Habitat by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImagePalm Warbler by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageLimpkin by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageBurmese Python by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageKing of the Crotes by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Sand Skink by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Sand Skink by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Worm Lizard by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageBluetail Mole Skink by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Indigo Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEmperor of the Forest by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Indigo Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageBurmese Python by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageThe Marauder by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImagePurple Gallinule by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Kingsnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageStack of Diamonds by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageRed Next to Yellow by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Coral Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageToxic Invader by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageNeighborhood Watch by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageStriped Crayfish Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageBrooks Kingsnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageGreen Iguana by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageGreen Iguana by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Coral Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Coral Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCorn Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageLoggerhead Shrikes by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageRough Green Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCommon Nighthawk by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageKnight Anole by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEverglades Rat Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Mud Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Cottonmouth by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageOak Toad by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Bark Scorpion by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageDanger? by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCorn Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageBrooks Kingsnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageOccupational Hazard by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageRainbow at Pa-hay-okee by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageJack Pine Barrens by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageKirtland's Warbler by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageDouble Trouble by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Fox Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImagePython Under the Milky Way by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Coral Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageBarred Owl by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageGreen Treefrog by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageCrested Caracara by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImagePanther Chameleon by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImagePanther Chameleon Starscape by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageFlorida Cottonmouth by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageAmerican Crocodile by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageAmerican Crocodiles on Florida Bay by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Coral Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageStormy Night in the Glades by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Garter Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageWarning Shot by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageRough Green Snake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageThe Glades at Night by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageMichigan Landmine by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageScarlet Kingsnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageVeiled Chameleon by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageVeiled Chameleon by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageVeiled Chameleon by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageVeiled Chameleon by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageNile Monitor by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageNile Monitor Scales by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageNile Monitor by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageBrooks Kingsnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageBrooks Kingsnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageAmerican Crocodile by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageDiamonds in the Deep by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageNile Monitor by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageNile Monitor by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageOtter, Interrupted by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageScarlet Kingsnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

ImageScarlet Kingsnake by Nick Scobel, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!

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Re: 2016 Year in Review

Post by mtratcliffe » December 16th, 2016, 6:50 pm

Great finds and excellent photography! Your shots with the Milky Way in the background are truly exceptional. I've heard someone describe before how they do it, but I don't recall.

How did you find that Mudsnake? Looks like you were out in some wetlands. Must have taken a lot of patience to get it to stay on the log like that. I've never met a photogenic Mudsnake.

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Re: 2016 Year in Review

Post by Fieldnotes » December 17th, 2016, 11:23 am

WoW, that was amazing—discoveries, as well as the pictures. :thumb:

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Re: 2016 Year in Review

Post by Soopaman » December 18th, 2016, 8:16 am

Looks like a fun year, Nick. Some really great photos in here, especially the shots under the stars at night.

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Re: 2016 Year in Review

Post by NACairns » December 18th, 2016, 9:32 am

Nucking futs, great diversity and shots. What were doing down south, working on crocs?
Thanks for sharing.
Best,
Nick

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Re: 2016 Year in Review

Post by Rusty » December 18th, 2016, 8:02 pm

Freaking amazing!

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Re: 2016 Year in Review

Post by Jeroen Speybroeck » December 19th, 2016, 5:32 am

Very nice! Love those EDBs...

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Re: 2016 Year in Review

Post by Steve Barten » December 19th, 2016, 1:53 pm

Should have ended the post with *mike drop*
One of the best posts ever seen on FHF. You are an artist and master photographer, and your subjects are species that top the bucket lists of virtually every viewer of this forum. But to see all that in one year? Incredible!
I know several of those are still on my bucket list.
Every photo is beautiful and would look good hanging on a wall as a large print.
Now that you're in FL I hope we'll see more of your work on a regular basis.

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Re: 2016 Year in Review

Post by dwakefield » December 24th, 2016, 3:47 am

Great post, Nick......you killed it this year!

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Re: 2016 Year in Review

Post by walk-about » December 24th, 2016, 1:27 pm

Nick,

If God were a herper and posted anything, any where or any time.....this would be that post. Perfect, Inspiring and Simply beautiful. The evolution of your photography is something I have been honored to enjoy over the years. Merry Christmas!!

Dave Frymire

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Re: 2016 Year in Review

Post by Keeper » December 24th, 2016, 2:05 pm

Awesome shots! Love the one for juvenile American crocodiles. Thanks for sharing

Cheers

Kai

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