UAE - a week of herping, a week of sightseeing

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Re: UAE - a week of herping, a week of sightseeing

Postby Ronald Zimmerman » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:49 pm

Brilliant photography and great species! I definitely want to go there! :D
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Postby Carl Corbidge » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:12 pm

Superb, difficult to choose a favourite, but I do like the desert hedgehog a lot.
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Re: UAE - a week of herping, a week of sightseeing

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:14 am

Thanks for posting this here too. I don't think I can add a lot to what has been said by others; really gorgeous pictures!
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Postby Manfred Gessner » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:58 pm

without words. Fantastic Pictures. Thank's
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Re: UAE - a week of herping, a week of sightseeing

Postby Bobby Bok » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:42 pm

Love your photography and it is truly an impressive species list from that trip. You have seen all species which would be on my wishlist if I ever visit that region. Hopefully next year! My personal favourite by far is the Oryx landscape. Looks as if its been taken on another planet!
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Re: UAE - a week of herping, a week of sightseeing

Postby Kristian Bell » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:52 pm

Many thanks for your comments all, they are much appreciated and with my first child on the way, probably my last hardcore, self-indulgent herp outing for several years.

Bobby - the only 'common' species I didnt see was a Psammophis schokari but otherwise I cant really complain. You will be pleased to know that I completely struck out in NE Italy with not a single snake seen (unless you count Natrix tessellata as I snake - which I certainly dont).
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Re: UAE - a week of herping, a week of sightseeing

Postby Pablo Deschepper » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:53 pm

I said "wtf" several times out loud while scrolling through the pictures. This is a good thing.

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Re: UAE - a week of herping, a week of sightseeing

Postby Bobby Bok » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:09 pm

Kristian Bell wrote:You will be pleased to know that I completely struck out in NE Italy with not a single snake seen (unless you count Natrix tessellata as I snake - which I certainly dont).


Sorry to hear that mate, but its the same for me. I have been twice in that area but focussed mainly on amphibians (or rather salamanders) so only the occasional tessellatas and a single Coronella showed up. I do like all snakes but I can understand if those are your only snake sightings you don't consider your trip a big succes.
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Postby GertJan Verspui » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:21 pm

What a great series of stunning photographs, Thanks Kristian!!
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Postby Niklas Ban » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:27 pm

Very very strong and decent photography! Chapeau!
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