United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates

Postby GertJan Verspui » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:37 pm

Yes I know, you have seen some things already from this region, so get all your strength together and try to work yourself through this one.

With my buddy Jürgen I was 1 week in UAE in October, his photos were already posted, so here is my report about this hot week.

http://gjv-natureview.jimdo.com/trip-re ... s-10-2015/

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Re: United Arab Emirates

Postby Kristian Munkholm » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:39 pm

I was envious after seeing Jürgen's pics, I am more so after reading your report.
Sounds like a great trip, congrats on the finds :)
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Re: United Arab Emirates

Postby Frédéric Seyffarth » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:51 pm

Hello GertJan,

For sure, the Pseudocerastes must be a great discovery!
Thanks for sharing some really nice shots.

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Re: United Arab Emirates

Postby Paul Lambourne » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:01 pm

Outstanding report Gert Jan, and too many quality images! Some magnificent finds.. The video at the end made my tummy go funny...
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Re: United Arab Emirates

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:28 am

Lovely report, cool idea to put our favorite Trip song (beside “Cry me a river”) in the report!
Seriously, this was one of my best Trips ever, maybe the best, thanks for that!!
I hope you give me one more chance to walk over Sand dunes on the side of the King!

And damned, I forgot to picture the Tiger! Fu**!!!!
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Re: United Arab Emirates

Postby Laura Bok » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:48 am

Oh my...stunning animals, amazing finds, and beautiful photography. That is outstanding indeed. Love it!
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Re: United Arab Emirates

Postby Bobby Bok » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:38 pm

Damn dude, awesome finds and awesome pictures. If I wouldn't be looking forward to next summer yet I certainly would now! Love the gecko diversity and those sand dwelling snakes...
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Re: United Arab Emirates

Postby GertJan Verspui » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:49 pm

Kristian, thanks, it was a great trip!

Michael, thanks a lot!

Frédéric, that one wasn't even on the wishlist, we thought we had less then zero chance of finding it, so we did not go to known places for that, but yes, it was my highlight of the year.

Paul, thanks, I will play the Taylor video right now!!

Jürgen, sorry, I know you like Justin Timberlake (try to pronounce it in german) more, let me know about your new and fresh snake tracking skills....

Laura, thanks!

Bobby, Cheers maatje, you are going in summer? for me it was the most horrible climate ever, I wish you the best, I heard september is the best month with the highest humidity.... :lol:
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Re: United Arab Emirates

Postby Bobby Bok » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:10 pm

Yes early August, the start of our honeymoon. A week of desert followed by three weeks jungle on the Seychelles :D
From what we've been told this timing should be okay for the UAE...
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Re: United Arab Emirates

Postby Matthijs Hollanders » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:05 pm

That first picture and the one of the boa are sweet!
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