Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017

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Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017

Postby Thor Hakonsen » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:49 pm

28.08-06.09.2017 was spent in Arizona, and a couple of short trips into New Mexico, with my two friends Are and Tom. Who both are amazing photographers! Our main target for this trip was to see as many rattlesnake species as possible. We had the target of seeing 10 species in total, 1 for each day. Ufortunatly species nr 10 (Tiger rattlesnake) would not come out to play.

A great big thanks for many people for great tips for out trip, without you it would not have been such a success for 3 northerners. Special thanks to Tim and Scott!

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The first ever rattlesnake I was in the wild was a Twin-spotted (Crotalus pricei). Found in the Chiricahua Mountains. How many can say that ?


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And my second rattlesnake in the wild, Banded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi). Chiricahua Mountains, AZ


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Banded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi). Chiricahua Mountains, AZ


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Jarovski's Spiny LIzard (Sceloporus jarovii). Chiricahua Mountains, AZ


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Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus)
Rodeo, New Mexico


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Mojave Rattlensnake (Crotalus scutulatus)
Rodeo, New Mexico


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Western Diamondback (Crotalus atrox)
Rodeo, New Mexico


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Western Diamondback (Crotalus atrox)
Mt.Hopkins, AZ


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Desert Ornate Turtle (Terrapene ornata luteola). Rodeo, New Mexico


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Prairie Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis)
Hidalgo, New Mexico


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Couch's Spadefoot Toad (Scaphiopus couchii). Animas, New Mexico


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Banded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi). Huachuca Mountains, AZ


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Arizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi willardi). Huachuca Mountains, AZ


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Arizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi willardi). Huachuca Mountains, AZ


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Arizona Black Rattlesnake (Crotalus cerberus). Pima County, AZ


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Arizona Black Rattlesnake (Crotalus cerberus). Pima County, AZ


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Regal Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma solare). Mt. Hopkins, AZ


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Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum)
Tuscon, AZ


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Canyon Tree Frog (Hyla arenicolor). Pima County, AZ


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Desert Nightsnake (Hypsiglena chlorophaea). Pima County, AZ


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Sonoran Desert Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes cercobombus). Pima County, AZ


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Sonoran Desert Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes cercobombus). Pima County, AZ
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Black-tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus). Huachuca Mountains, AZ
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Re: Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017

Postby Frédéric Seyffarth » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:20 pm

Wow stunning pictures! Great finds! Thank you for sharing and make me dream a little...
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Re: Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017

Postby Mario Schweiger » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:42 am

great pictures of rattlers - and the other herps.
love the willandi ;)
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Re: Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017

Postby Christoph Stenger » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:16 pm

Niiiiiccccceeee!

Seems like it was the perfect trip! Congrats!

I love the pricei!
Cheers

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Re: Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017

Postby Thor Hakonsen » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:54 pm

Frédéric Seyffarth wrote:Wow stunning pictures! Great finds! Thank you for sharing and make me dream a little...


Thanks! Dreams are good for you!
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Re: Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017

Postby Thor Hakonsen » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:55 pm

Mario Schweiger wrote:great pictures of rattlers - and the other herps.
love the willandi ;)


Thank you Mario!

It's really hard not to like the willardis!
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Re: Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017

Postby Daniel Kane » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:24 pm

Looks like you had an awesome time in the USA, Thor. Thanks for sharing some more of these fantastic photos. Looking forward to hearing more about the trip soon!
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Re: Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017

Postby Bobby Bok » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:54 pm

Sounds like an awesome trip with many iconic species, well done :shock:
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