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North spain and south france

Postby Andre Schmid » Wed May 11, 2011 11:12 am

Maybe not the best time to show a report of a trip because now there are so much fine trip reports shown but...why not :roll:

So, Daniel Bohle, Felix Reimann, Michael Glass and I had made a trip to north spain to search for some nice Vipers, with success. After 7 days in N-Spain we drove back to france to make a few days "freestyle-herping" to find whatever comes along the road...so here are a few pictures of our trip.

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Lacerta schreiberi juvenil

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Vipera seoanei cantabrica adult male

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Alytes obstetricans

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Vipera latastei latastei

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Natrix natrix astreptophora
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Re: North spain and south france

Postby Andre Schmid » Wed May 11, 2011 11:15 am

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Timon lepidus

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Melanistic Vipera seoanei seoanei

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Uniform Vipera seoanei seoanei with a fly :x

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Vipera aspis zinnikeri

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Malpolon monspessulanus

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Vipera ursinii ursinii

If you want to take a look at my personal trip report -> http://www.viperas.de/nspainsfrance.html (But only in german)

I hope you like it.
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Re: North spain and south france

Postby Mourits Løvholt » Wed May 11, 2011 11:17 am

Really nice pictures :)
Sincerely

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Re: North spain and south france

Postby Vlad Cioflec » Wed May 11, 2011 11:46 am

Amazing! :o

Reading your report i was acting just like a kid in a toy store: I like this one!... and this one! ....
and this one! ...and this one!... and this one!... :lol: For real!

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Top notch photography!
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Re: North spain and south france

Postby Peter Oefinger » Wed May 11, 2011 12:05 pm

that's really high end photography and an amazing variety of vipers. thanks for posting
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Re: North spain and south france

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Wed May 11, 2011 12:29 pm

Awesome pics!!

BLACK ROCKS!!!!

Damned, this black Natrix is the hell of a snake!!! Beauty Devil!!!!
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Re: North spain and south france

Postby Paul Lambourne » Wed May 11, 2011 12:42 pm

Andre,

Absolutely pant wetting viper pics, I am only just back from a long herp trip and your report has me reaching for the guidebooks, maps, google earth etc... Stunning pictures.. the natrix is cool, but the vipers are the dogs b@llox.. really perked my day up... thanks for posting!
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Re: North spain and south france

Postby Gabriel Martínez » Wed May 11, 2011 1:02 pm

Awesome report! For sure one of the best of Spain ;) . I guess Zamenis was found in France. Black astreptophora is cool! And the differente designs in seaonei cool too!!

Congrats for this great trip!!!

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Re: North spain and south france

Postby Andre Schmid » Wed May 11, 2011 1:32 pm

Hello and thanks for your comments !

@ Gabriel

No we found this Zamenis in spain...and it was a big surprise.. like the black astreptophora :D
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Re: North spain and south france

Postby Gabriel Martínez » Wed May 11, 2011 2:25 pm

Then is a extra-point! Zamenis in Spain is rare (not for the density, in Basque country is common, but the habitat is difficult to herp -many bushes and trees but no stones, but maybe isn´t bad for central europe herpers expert in these habitats ;) ), and herpers of north Spain say the best month is july, so in april you have been very lucked!

Melanistic astreptophora I heard is possible in "Picos de Europa" National Park. But I think it´s not common so congrats again!
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