Adventure, Africa, Dangerous Snakes, Field Trips, Herpetology, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, South Africa, Travel

The Namaqualand Road Trip – Part Two

Part Two This is the second part of a four part trip to Namaqualand you can catch the first instillment here. This part details my time in Springbok with good fried Adries Cilliers as we travel around Spingbok and surrounds searching for reptiles. DAY 4 Augrabies Falls National Park To Spingbok I made the  2.5 hour […]

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Adventure, Africa, Bradypodion, Herpetology, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, South Africa, Travel

The Namaqualand Road Trip – Part One.

The Start Of The Namaqualand Road Trip. After a few months planning a +5000km road trip, booking accommodation and trying to navigate leave, getting approval the dates were finally set and I was finally able to get going. I frantically had to tie up some loose ends at work on Thursday 13th December then I […]

Adventure, Africa, Field Trips, Harmless Snakes, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Lizards, Photography, Reptiles, snakes, South Africa, Southern Africa, Zululand

In Review: My Top 12 Photos of 2018

In Review: My Top 12 Photos of 2018! A short snap shot into some of my personal favourite images and finds throughout the year. Some of the images are really about the animals and in other instances it’s the story behind them or just the look and feel of the image that stood out. 2018 […]

Zululand
Adventure, Africa, Harmless Snakes, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, snakes, South Africa, Zululand

Hluhluwe and St Lucia – Another Summer Herping Weekend

St Lucia Awaits. While I’ve been through to St Lucia several times this summer already I made a beeline to join good friend Theo Busschau and Lindsay in St Lucia over the weekend in early December while he was making his way back from Stellenbosch in the Western Cape to Nelspruit. I left Durban late Friday […]

Africa, Kwa Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Photography, South Africa, Southern Africa

You Could Get Bitten! Don’t Confuse These Snakes.

Commonly Confused Snakes That You Should Get To Know In South Africa To Avoid Being Bitten! There are countless snakes picked up and handled by the public and amateur snake handlers daily across South Africa and Africa. Most of these encounters are fortunately harmless/mildly venomous snakes but a small percentage of these snakes are venomous and […]

Africa, Durban, Harmless Snakes, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Photography, Reptiles, snakes, Social Media, South Africa, Southern Africa

Green Snakes of Durban

The Green Snakes Of Durban and Kwa-Zulu Natal If you’ve seen a thin green snake in your garden in Kwa Zulu Natal chances are it’s NOT a Green Mamba or Boomslang, but rather of one the four harmless green snakes. Including the 6 green snakes there are eighty-three different types of snakes found in Kwa-Zulu […]

Bibron’s Stiletto Snake (Atractaspis bibronii)
Africa, Durban, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Photography, Reptiles, South Africa, Travel

Stiletto Snake – Don’t Get Bitten!

Bibron’s Stiletto Snake – Atractaspis bibronii  One of the top three most common snakes responsible for venomous snake bites in South Africa. With the onset of summer rains across the Eastern parts of South Africa, will bring out the Stiletto Snakes as they are flushed out from saturated grounds and come to the surface after heavy rains. […]

Lycodonomorphus rufulus | Brown Water Snake | Tyrone Ping
Adventure, Africa, Bradypodion, Chameleon, Field Trips, South Africa

Exploring the Karkloof Forest.

Lorem ipsum ipsum Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat.re Exploring The Karkloof In Search Of Reptiles And Amphibians It really had been a long time coming since I’d made a concerted effort to put some field herping into the “Midlands” […]

Painted Reed Frog | Hyperolius marmoratus taeniatus | tyrone Ping
Adventure, Africa, Herpetology, Photography, Reptiles, Zululand

First Frogging Trip Of the Season – With Wild Volunteers

First Frogging Trip Of The Season – With The Wild Volunteers As it usually happens in any workweek Friday afternoon couldn’t come fast enough and this Friday was no different. Tying up the chaos of a busy Friday afternoon with drinks flowing at work I tied up a few deadlines and headed for the hills…well […]

Prosymna sundevallii | Sundevall Shovel Snout| Tyone Ping
Adventure, Africa, Bradypodion, Cape Town, Chameleon, Field Trips, Herpetology

The Western Cape – Forests to the West Coast.

Adventure into the Western Cape. Relatively speaking it’s been a quieter year for a multitude of reasons, the usual suspects – time, work and a few others all hinder the ability to make it back into the Western Cape it’s been almost a year since I was last in Cape Town so it was about time […]