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    Matt Hamer
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Grass snake (Natrix helvetica). #snakes #serpentes #ukwildlife #herps #ukherps #herping #natrix #helvetica #nature #springwatch
I live and go to uni in an amazing place, when it doesn't rain... #northwales #snowdonia #bangoruniversity
Cusuco National Park - one day I'll return.
Cusuco National Park - one day I'll return.
It's #frogfriday and so here is one of my red eyed tree frogs (Agalychnis callidryas). The species name callidryas comes from the Greek words for beautiful (kalos) and wood nymph (dryas) so red eyed tree frogs are beautiful wood nymphs.

#frogs #frog #anura #herps #captiveherpetology #herpetology #nature  #redeyedtreefrog #Agalychnis #callidryas #zoology #amphibian #macro #naturephotography
The Copan brook tree frog (Duellmanohyla soralia). Another threatened frog species found in North Western Honduras. Dorsal patterning closely resembles crustose lichens.

#frogs #frog #herps #hylidae #nature #wildlife #opwall #soralia #copan #herps #herpetology #conservation #wildlifebiology
Spot the snake! This Honduran Montane pitviper (Cerrophidion wilsoni) blends in amazingly well into the forest leaf-litter, hiding it from potential predators and prey. 
#opwall #snakes #pitviper #cerrophidion #wilsoni #herps #herpetology #serpentes
#reptile #camoflauge
#wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography
A Honduran spikethumb frog (Plectrohyla dasypus) an endemic tree frog (Hylidae) from Cusuco National Park, North Western Honduas.

#frogs #amphibian #treefrog #hylidae #cusuco #opwall #herps #herp #anura #herpetology #natgeo #spikethumb #wildlife #nature  #wildlifephotography #macro #plectrohyla
The southwestern research station (SWRS) in Arizona has a quiet area with around five hummingbird feeders. During the day dozens of hummingbirds can be found feeding and dashing around the feeders at breakneck feeds, generating a low buzzing sound similar to a large bumblebee. Multiple came up to me, inspecting whether I was a threat or not, fortunately they thought not and allowed me to get close whilst they fed.

#swrs #birds #hummingbirds #wildlife #avian #speed #hummingbirdfeeder #animals #Arizonawildlife #natgeo #nature #zoology #ornithology
The southwestern research station (SWRS) in Arizona has a quiet area with around five hummingbird feeders. During the day dozens of hummingbirds can be found feeding and dashing around the feeders at breakneck feeds, generating a low buzzing sound similar to a large bumblebee. Multiple came up to me, inspecting whether I was a threat or not, fortunately they thought not and allowed me to get close whilst they fed. #swrs  #birds  #hummingbirds  #wildlife  #avian  #speed  #hummingbirdfeeder  #animals  #Arizonawildlife  #natgeo  #nature  #zoology  #ornithology 
The Western Diamondback (Crotalus atrox). During the early evening herpetofuana use the tarmac of road as heat sources - unfortunately this brings them into contact with vehicles... #snakes #squamates #serpentes #rattlesnake #arizona #herps #herpetology #ectotherms #crotalus #atrox #western #diamondback #arizonawildlife #conservation #zoology #biology #animals
A young, endangered baby palm viper (Bothriechis marchi) watches us from a low tree branch. A mid elevation specialist, this species is highly threatened from a variety of factors, from deforestation to the illegal pet trade but also due to the decline in it's food - frogs, due to the infectious chytrid disease wiping out amphibian populations worldwide.

#animals #reptiles #herps #herpetology #squamates #snakes #serpentes #pitviper #viper #venom #cusuco #opwall #expedition #natgeo #macrointhewild #macro #chytrid #deforestation #conservation #bothriechis
A young, endangered baby palm viper (Bothriechis marchi) watches us from a low tree branch. A mid elevation specialist, this species is highly threatened from a variety of factors, from deforestation to the illegal pet trade but also due to the decline in it's food - frogs, due to the infectious chytrid disease wiping out amphibian populations worldwide. #animals  #reptiles  #herps  #herpetology  #squamates  #snakes  #serpentes  #pitviper  #viper  #venom  #cusuco  #opwall  #expedition  #natgeo  #macrointhewild  #macro  #chytrid  #deforestation  #conservation  #bothriechis 
A Honduran Spikethumb Frog  metamorph (Plectrohyla dasypus). Metamorphs are newly emerged frogs which still have their tail. This will be absorbed back into the body as the frog grows. These were a fairly common on night river transects as well as a variety of other amphibian and snake species.

#amphibian #frogs #anura #frog #animals #juvinile #animals #herps #herpetology #rainforest #wildlife #wildlifephotographgy #froglet #metamorph #natgeo #macro #jungle #nature
A Honduran Spikethumb Frog metamorph (Plectrohyla dasypus). Metamorphs are newly emerged frogs which still have their tail. This will be absorbed back into the body as the frog grows. These were a fairly common on night river transects as well as a variety of other amphibian and snake species. #amphibian  #frogs  #anura  #frog  #animals  #juvinile  #animals  #herps  #herpetology  #rainforest  #wildlife  #wildlifephotographgy  #froglet  #metamorph  #natgeo  #macro  #jungle  #nature 
Parrot snake (Leptophis ahaetulla). I started playing around a little more on lightroom last night. I normally prefer more natural photographs with little editing but I can't help liking the way this image came out, the greens and the turquoise colour of the lower mandible I particularly enjoy. But it also has a serious grain problem which I despise and can't remove.
#parrotsnake #snake #leptophis #ahaetulla #serpentes #herps #herpetology #nature #macro #marinewildlife #wildlife #world_bestanimal #animals #sorryfortheediting #jimsasnake
Parrot snake (Leptophis ahaetulla). I started playing around a little more on lightroom last night. I normally prefer more natural photographs with little editing but I can't help liking the way this image came out, the greens and the turquoise colour of the lower mandible I particularly enjoy. But it also has a serious grain problem which I despise and can't remove. #parrotsnake  #snake  #leptophis  #ahaetulla  #serpentes  #herps  #herpetology  #nature  #macro  #marinewildlife  #wildlife  #world_bestanimal  #animals  #sorryfortheediting  #jimsasnake 
The slow worm (Anguis fragilis). Although these resemble snakes it is in fact a legless lizard and is largely fossorial, being commonly found under stones, logs and other refugia where it feeds on invertebrates. 
#ukwildlife #uknature #springwatch #slowworm #lizard #legless #anguis #fragilis #wildlifephotographgy #nature #squamates #herps #herpetology
The barred grass snake (Natrix helvetica) is relatively across the British Isle. Feeding on amphibians these snakes are capable of reaching a metre in length and are completely non-venomous, and rarely, if not ever bite humans.

#snakes #ukwildlife
#wildlifephotographgy #ukherps #herps #herpetology #springwatch #squamates #zoology #natrix #grasssnake #uk_wildlife_images #britishwildlife #animals #nature #macrointhewild
My first ever grass snake (Natrix helvetica) which proceded to musk all over my hands. A snakes musk is a foul smelling liquid secreted by the cloacal scent gland to deter potential predators - it reaked. It was released soon after this photo without being harmed in the slightest. 📷 - @johnny_kannan_raja

#herps #herpetology #grass #snakes #uksnakes #ukwildlife #zoology #serpentes #nature #uknature #ukherps #natrix #helvetica #jimsasnake
You have to be amazed by nudibranchs, relatively small marine slugs that come in a myriad of colours. Out of water these slugs are blobs of white, blues, and reds but once submerged they form an obvious organism with a head and tail. 
This is Facelina auriculata, a relatively common nudibranch in the menai strait. 
#nudibranch #slugs #marine #wildlife #gastropod #aeolid #Facelina #auriculata
#nature #marinewildlife #macrointhewild #invertebrates
#zoology #fieldbiology #rockpooling
You have to be amazed by nudibranchs, relatively small marine slugs that come in a myriad of colours. Out of water these slugs are blobs of white, blues, and reds but once submerged they form an obvious organism with a head and tail. This is Facelina auriculata, a relatively common nudibranch in the menai strait. #nudibranch  #slugs  #marine  #wildlife  #gastropod  #aeolid  #Facelina  #auriculata  #nature  #marinewildlife  #macrointhewild  #invertebrates  #zoology  #fieldbiology  #rockpooling 
Happy #worldfrogday! Here's my male red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas). #frogday #frogs #anura #amphibian #agalychnis #callidryas #herps #herpetology #conservation #zoology
Arizona black rattlesnake (Crotalus cerberus) flicking it's tongue, picking up tiny odors in the air, bringing the particles back to the vomersonasla organ in the roof of it's mouth, and sensing the smell of around 15 humans taking photos of it... #zoology #herps #arizonaherps #arizonablack #rattlesnake #crotalus #cerberus #macrointhewild #vomersonasla #organ #biology #wildlife #wildlifephotographgy #herpetology #viper #pitviper