Top 10 Herp Photos of 2007
Whiptail, Cnemidophorus scalaris, near Rodeo, Durango, Mexico - 5 August
2007 - photo taken in situ. Basically, I had my herping partner
(Tim Burkhardt) chase the lizard around the bush while I sat with the camera
ready aimed at a spot that the lizard kept returning to.
Southern Copperhead, Agkistrodon
contortrix, Winding Stair Mountain, LeFlore County, Oklahoma - 3 June 2007 -
this is a posed "in scenery" shot off of a tripod with a wide angle lens and the
shutter opened wide.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake,
Crotalus atrox - near Elephant Mountain, Brewster County, Texas - 19 June
2007 - in situ. I again used the wide angle lens off the tripod -
actually lying down in the middle of the highway - to get this shot
Barking Treefrog, Hyla gratiosa -
near Camel Lake, Liberty County, Florida - 14 March 2007 - in situ - To
get this shot, I had to mimic the calling frogs in order to get him to respond
to my "calls". Photos in this series include the first shots where I've
actually caught the water vibrating from the sound of a frog's call.
Northern Blacktail Rattlesnake,
Crotalus molossus - Ventanillas Canyon, Coahuila, Mexico - 4 August 2007 -
again, this shot was posed and shot off of the tripod with a wide angle lens
Striped Skaapsteker, Psammophylax
tritaeniatus - near Otjiwarango, Namibia - 13 July 2007 - in situ - I
actually reached down to grab this snake, then let go to see if it would
continue to lay there as I found it.
Cave Salamander, Eurycea lucifiga -
Devil's Den State Park, Washington County, Arkansas - 4 June 2007 - in situ
- I spotted this guy with his head peering out of a crack.
Rusty-rumped Whiptail, Cnemidophorus
septemvittatus - Post Park near Marathon, Brewster County, Texas - 5 May
2007 - in situ - it took some time, but this large male whiptail finally
allowed me to approach fairly closely for the photo.
Durango Bunch Grass Lizard, Sceloporus
brownorum, near Otinapa, Durango - 6 August 2007 - in situ - this
extremely tame lizard allowed us to gently coax him out into an unobstructed
patch of bunch grass for this photo.
Nuevo Leon Rock Rattlesnake, Crotalus
lepidus morulus, near Zaragoza, Nuevo Leon, 9 August 2007 - mother snake and
two of her newborn neonates - posed photo. I had to work to get all 3 of
these snakes to sit still for this photo.