Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Bobby Bok » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:20 pm

Thanks a lot everyone!

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:Good job! Would have liked to see life action with the monitor hunt. ;)

Yes, but as always, you don't want to risk letting the animal escape for some videos :D I do have a video from the moment we realeased him. Which reminds me, I have some more videos which I almost forgot to include in this report and the next one for the Seychelles :o Working on it!

Gabriel Martínez wrote:Fantastic photos. Desert monitors are amazing indeed. It´s crazy the swimming pool so close to the sand. Absolutely great although I can´t imagine how much time will expend the pakistan workers to mantain it so clean :roll:


You should have seen the pool after a sandstorm! It is of course a bit strange to set up such a resort in the middle of a conservation reserve. But it does pay the bill and the wildlife (locally) profits.

Peter Oefinger wrote:Great findings - despite of the heat. Strange that the Uromastyx wasn't shy...
Thanks for posting!


Yes I was also very surprised! I was taking pictures and I thought any minute he will run off. But in the end I was less than 2m away. Later I read they tend to trust in their camouflage when they are far from their burrow.
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Thomas Reich » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:59 pm

Congrats to both of you and my best wishes for the future.

Always a pleasure to read you reports. There are some stunning pictures! Do I see it right that you are still using your indestructible, legendary Sanyo camera?
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Bobby Bok » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:03 pm

Thomas Reich wrote:Congrats to both of you and my best wishes for the future.

Always a pleasure to read you reports. There are some stunning pictures! Do I see it right that you are still using your indestructible, legendary Sanyo camera?


Thanks Thomas! And yes, the Sanyo was still in use for this part of the trip, although I also used Laura's camera every now and then. Half way through the Seychelles' leg of the trip it died sadly, the tropical moisture (and being submerged in the Indian Ocean for a short while) was too much for the little thing. So then we had to share a camera for the last 1,5 week. A legend has died :lol:
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Robin Duborget » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:09 pm

Congratulations and great pictures ! Love the Varanus !

Laura, what is your equipment for taking this kind of pictures ? That one with the Varanus is very interesting !

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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Laura Bok » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:24 pm

Thanks a lot for your comments and congratulations everyone!
Robin wrote: Laura, what is your equipment for taking this kind of pictures ? That one with the Varanus is very interesting !

At the moment I am using a Canon EOS 650d. The in situ shots of the Varanus were taken with a telephoto lens (Canon EF 70-200mm), the Varanus-in-habitat-photos with a wide-angle lens (Canon EF-S 10-22mm).
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Andre Schmid » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:16 am

Beautiful pictures and all the best for you two in the future !

Looking forward to a lot of nice tripreports from you :D
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Aleksandar Simovic » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:48 am

Nice report Bobby and Laura, and congrats ;)
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Tomas Klacek » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:41 pm

Nice photos and trip, love the griseus!
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Robin Duborget » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:07 am

Laura Bok wrote:Thanks a lot for your comments and congratulations everyone!
Robin wrote: Laura, what is your equipment for taking this kind of pictures ? That one with the Varanus is very interesting !

At the moment I am using a Canon EOS 650d. The in situ shots of the Varanus were taken with a telephoto lens (Canon EF 70-200mm), the Varanus-in-habitat-photos with a wide-angle lens (Canon EF-S 10-22mm).


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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Matthijs Hollanders » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:03 pm

So you guys are sharing an account now?

Love the pics.
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