Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

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Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Laura Bok » Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:49 pm

My husband - you might know him, his name is Bobby Bok ;) - and I just came back from our honeymoon, which brought us to the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula and the tropical islands of the Seychelles.
The photos and report from the first week in the United Arab Emirates are online and can be found on Bobby´s website:
http://www.herpsafari.nl/tripreports-ou ... -emirates/
As well as on my flickr-account:
Cheers and enjoy!

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Evening light in the sand dunes

Arabian Toad (Sclerophrys arabica)

Giant Wonder Gecko (Teratoscincus keyserlingii)

Sindh Saw-Scaled Viper (Echis carinatus sochureki)

Desert Monitor (Varanus griseus)

Arabian Sand Skink (Scincus mitranus)

Wildlife Watching, Al Maha Style.
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Bobby Bok » Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:58 pm

It was roasty toasty but we still managed to find some cool herps ;) Here my personal two favourite animals from the trip.

Desert Monitor (Varanus griseus) which we discovered by its tracks.

Egyptian Spiny-tailed Lizard (Uromastyx aegyptia leptieni) which was not shy at all! In the background you see a Mountain Gazelle.

For more see my website: http://www.herpsafari.nl/tripreports-ou ... -emirates/
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Lennart Schmid » Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:59 pm

Beautiful shots! And great finds, especially the griseus
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Thomas Bader » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:32 pm

First of all - congratulations to your marriage and all the best for the future!
btw - very nice pictures!! as always. Successful honeymoon :D
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:43 pm

congrats! Especially at the Griseus!!! ;)
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Mario Schweiger » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:59 am

exceptional nice pictures!
like the depth of field in the Teratoscincus picture - just to call one
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:18 am

Good job! Would have liked to see life action with the monitor hunt. ;)
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Gabriel Martínez » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:20 am

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:
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Peter Oefinger » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:27 am

Great findings - despite of the heat. Strange that the Uromastyx wasn't shy...
Thanks for posting!
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Re: Herpingmoon Part I - UAE

Postby Martti Niskanen » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:07 pm

Great shots!
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