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Critters without feathers : Just a small collection, but I hope to be adding more pictures as I come across more of these beautiful and fascinating creatures.
Some of the photos are considerably less than brilliant.  I hope to replace them with better ones some day.

Critters without feathers

Lindiwe

Just a small collection, but I hope to be adding more pictures as I co ...

Updated: Nov 10, 2014 11:28am PST

Land Iguanas (Conolophus sp) : (Conolophus subcristatus and C. pallidus)

Land Iguanas (Conolophus sp)

Heidi Snell

(Conolophus subcristatus and C. pallidus)

Updated: Oct 26, 2014 9:38pm PST

Hybrid Land/Marine Iguanas : On Plaza Sur, the Land and Marine iguana nesting seasons overlap just a bit. From 1980 until recent years, we have been observing these hybrids. They are facinating as their characteristics are an exact intermediate between each species. Subsequent DNA testing has borne out our hypothesis that the mother is a late nesting Land iguana. We fondly called them Wierdos the 24 years we worked with them. We still call them that.

Hybrid Land/Marine Iguanas

Heidi Snell

On Plaza Sur, the Land and Marine iguana nesting seasons overlap just ...

Updated: Oct 26, 2014 9:36pm PST

Turtles : Additional images. Generally maximum of 5 per species, all wild. Does not include the image in the myAmphibians and Reptiles gallery.<br>
2014.06.21 Added 3 images <a href="http://paultavares.smugmug.com/Wildlife/H/J/i-KDWm9Dd">Northern Map Turtle</a>, 2014.04.04 Added 1 image <a href="http://paultavares.smugmug.com/Wildlife/H/J/i-PfWz3bf">Midland Painted Turtle</a>, 2014.03.02 Added 3 older images <a href="http://paultavares.smugmug.com/Wildlife/H/J/i-n7xtm4p">Western Painted Turtle</a>

Turtles

Paul Tavares

Additional images. Generally maximum of 5 per species, all wild. Does ...

Updated: Oct 25, 2014 6:50am PST

Galapagos tortoises :

Galapagos tortoises

Heidi Snell

Updated: Oct 24, 2014 6:20pm PST

Microlophus - Lava Lizards :

Microlophus - Lava Lizards

Heidi Snell

Updated: Oct 24, 2014 6:19pm PST

Reptiles and Amphibians : Whenever I see a frog or snake, it is a special moment because I do not often come across these animals in the wild. Photographing them is even more of a challenge.  They are often very shy and skittish.  Frog species worldwide are declining, several reasons include habitat loss due to urbanization, and a fungus that is killing many frogs.  In Ontario, there are only a handful of  amphibians and reptile species that are native. It is said that abundance of frogs indicate a wetland area is in good shape. Likewise, a poor showing of frogs indicate the wetland is in serious trouble.

Reptiles and Amphibians

garyyankechphotography

Whenever I see a frog or snake, it is a special moment because I do no ...

Updated: Oct 02, 2014 1:16pm PST

Adds and Upgrades : A listing of the 10 most recent adds and 10 most recent upgrades to the myAmphibians and Reptiles of the World gallery. Adds listed first followed by the upgrades. The date in this description is the posting date. The date on the image caption is the date the image was taken. Click on the globe under the large image to see the location where the images where taken.<br>
2014.07.29 Uploaded #57 Wood Frog<br>
2013.10.07 Upgraded <a href="http://paultavares.smugmug.com/Wildlife/H/13H/i-r5TjCBq">American Toad</a>

Adds and Upgrades

Paul Tavares

A listing of the 10 most recent adds and 10 most recent upgrades to th ...

Updated: Aug 17, 2014 6:39pm PST

Snakes : Additional images, all wild. Does not include the image in the myAmphibians and Reptiles gallery.<br>
2014.08.14 Added 1 image <a href="http://paultavares.smugmug.com/Wildlife/H/S1/i-NL7SmGZ">Eastern Garter Snake</a>, 2014.08.11 Added 1 image <a href="http://paultavares.smugmug.com/Wildlife/H/S/i-34X53V2">Northern Water Snake</a>, 2014.03.08 Added 1 older image <a href="http://paultavares.smugmug.com/Wildlife/H/S/i-tXFXN7F">Yellow Rat Snake</a>

Snakes

Paul Tavares

Additional images, all wild. Does not include the image in the myAmphi ...

Updated: Aug 14, 2014 1:29pm PST

myAmphibians and Reptiles : For updates to this gallery check <a href="http://paultavares.smugmug.com/Wildlife/H/13H/">Adds and Upgrades</a>. As for the myBirds and myMammals galleries, this gallery contains one image for each species (all wild animals) that I have photographed, named and sorted by taxonomic order.  Some of the ID's may be wrong so any corrections are welcome. Amphibian names are from the AMNH <a href="http://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/">Amphibian Species of the World.</a> Reptile Names are from <a href="http://www.reptile-database.org/">THE REPTILE DATABASE</a>

myAmphibians and Reptiles

Paul Tavares

For updates to this gallery check Adds and Upgrades. As for the myBird ...

Updated: Jul 29, 2014 12:55pm PST

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