Namqualand Road Trip PArt 1
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 […]

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” […]

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 CapeĀ it’s been almost a year since I was last in Cape Town so it was about time […]

Bradypodion, Chameleon, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Reptiles

Chameleons in Durban

The Chameleons of Durban. People often speak of how common chameleons used to be in Durban, often saying they’ve not seen chameleons in years. The truth is there are many factors which affect negatively chameleons. From pesticides, domestic animals decimating local populations causing these animals to become “locally” extinct in suburban gardens to some extent. […]

Adventure, Africa, Bradypodion, Chameleon, Field Trips, Photography

A Whirlwind Trip To The Karoo.

It’s been just over two years since I was last in the Karoo. Between changing jobs, visiting Namibia late last year and the previous year, not to mention visiting West Coast as often in the last two years. Needless to say It’s been neglected in my travels the last few years. With Friday being a public holiday and the […]

Adventure, Africa, Bradypodion, Cape Town, Chameleon, Desert, Durban, Eastern Cape, Field Trips, Herpetology, Karoo, Kwa Zulu Natal, Lizards, Mpumalanga, Namibia, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, South Africa, Southern Africa, Travel, Western Cape

Chameleons Of South Africa

Something so obscure as wanting to find these tiny lizards all across South Africa sounded like an impossible task. But I’m the kind of person that goes all into these types of challenges – Is it even achievable? I’ve always had this fascination with chameleons since I was a child, growing up in DurbanĀ chameleons were […]

Bradypodion, Chameleon, Field Trips, Kwa Zulu Natal, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, snakes, Travel

St Lucia – December 2017

The days leading up to this have been rather dismal,  loads of rain and generally typically summer weather meant there was little in the ways of reptile activity in and around Durban. I decided late on Friday afternoon after packing a few things and finishing up with some work to head out to St Lucia. […]

Bradypodion transvaalense| Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon | Tyrone Ping
Bradypodion, Field Trips, Lizards, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, snakes, Travel

Mpumalanga – Field trip November 2017

Its been a while It has been two years since I’ve visited Mpumalanga on a herping related trip, the previous trip was a huge success with a decent species count and a good few new species I’d not photographed before so I was really hoping this trip would produce similar results. A few months in […]

Bradypodion, Chameleon, Lizards, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, Scelotes, Travel

Field work in the lesser known Kwa-Zulu Natal nature reserves.

Over the last 9 days a friend Theo Busschau and I ventured into some of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa’s lesser explored Nature Reserves and historical records looking for two specific species. Afroedura pondolia – Pondo Flat Gecko. Leptotyphlops sylvicolus – Southern Forest Thread Snake. The major issue is some records were over 35years old and […]