Category Archives: Reptiles and Amphibians

Blog posts that describe behaviors or contain nature photographs of reptiles and amphibians.

Fun Friday: Thinking In the Box




Getting most of the paperwork and personal tasks completed following my wife’s sudden and unexpected death, I’m going to start posting more blog posts, starting with this interesting incident that happened the other day. While going through some of my wife’s belongings, I needed a bit more room, so I placed a couple of empty […]

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Red-Eared Slider




On my last kayak trip, it was pretty chilly starting out early in the morning, with temperatures around 40F. After kayaking/photographing for 2-3 hours, the temperature had risen, but still quite chilly. Even so, I found a single Red-eared Slider that found a sunny location to sunbathe. On a typical outing, with temperatures warm, there […]

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Fun Friday: Don’t Step on That Gator!




Today’s Fun Friday post is two more photos taken at an alligator pool in Myakka River State Park, Florida. Among the seemingly endless number of alligators at this small water pool, birds were busy foraging among the gators as if they weren’t even there! Although today’s images seem to show a Great Egret stepping on/very […]

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Wanna Go Swimming?




Probably not in this pool! While hiking around Myakka River State Park (Florida) in 2014, I came upon an amazing sight … a small pool of water with what seemed to be hundreds of alligators! Gators appeared everywhere. And interestingly, the wading birds were not too afraid of being in the water with the gators […]

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The Lumbering Dinosaur




In my last photo trip to Florida (winter 2014), I captured some of my favorite Florida residents, the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Resembling dinosaurs, you mostly see these large amphibians either sunning along the banks of water pools, or with just a head sticking out of the water. However, I was able to capture a […]

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High Bullfrog Activity




On my last kayak outing (about a week ago), it was very obvious that the frog activity was very high. As I sat in a small cove in my kayak, you could look over the water and see hundreds of frog heads sticking out of the water. And sometimes you could see frogs coming up, […]

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Ribbbbit!




  Yesterday morning, I did something I haven’t been able to do in a long time … a very long time. I loaded up my gear and headed out with the kayak (“Rubber Duckie”) for a wonderful morning of nature photography. I was able to get out a couple of times last summer, but the […]

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Beautifully Dangerous




  Caution Ophidiophobics: This post contains snake images!!! If you don’t like snakes, please steer away from this post; tomorrow’s post will be something a bit more to your liking!   On my early morning therapeutic hike yesterday, I ran upon a Copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix) that was lying on the gravel road. It looked […]

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Unexpected Surprise




Yesterday was a very successful day in the field. While conducting another woodland wildflower, in-the-field workshop, I found a “life” wildflower … a few Jack-in-the-Pulpits, which I’ll share in an upcoming post. After the workshop ended, I decided to check out the nearby natural prairie for progress with wildflowers there. On my trek through the […]

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Testing the Limits




While editing some older images, I found a couple of images captured from the kayak, of a small frog “hiding” in a lily pad. Reviewing the image data, I realized these images were made by hand-holding the camera/macro lens combo. I used a very small aperture to throw the background out-of-focus. This also caused a […]

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