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

Cryptactites peringueyi | Salt Marsh Gecko | Tyrone Ping
Africa, Cryptactites peringueyi, Eastern Cape, Field Trips, Herpetology, Reptiles, Road Life, Salt Marsh Gecko, South Africa, Southern Africa

Cryptactites peringueyi – Salt Marsh Gecko

Cryptactites peringueyi  Salt Marsh Gecko. From Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape. Cryptactites peringueyi  Salt Marsh Gecko. From Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape. Cryptactites peringueyi  Salt Marsh Gecko. From Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape. Cryptactites peringueyi  Salt Marsh Gecko. From Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape. Cryptactites peringueyi  Salt Marsh Gecko. From Cape Recife Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape. […]

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, Chameleon, Desert, Field Trips, Namibia, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, snakes, Southern Africa, Travel

Namibia – The great adventure Part 1

It’s finally time, Friday morning I make my way to  O R Tambo International get my boarding pass, go through immigration and find out my boarding gate is basically in Lanseria airport that’s how far it was on the opposite side of the airport! Only to get to the boarding gate my flight is delayed […]

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 Durban chameleons were […]

Adventure, Africa, Desert, Field Trips, Herpetology, Namibia, Photography, Reptiles, Southern Africa, Travel

Namib Web-Footed Gecko (Pachydactylus rangei)

Pachydactyus rangei  Namib Web-Footed Gecko. Being nocturnal, these geckos live mostly nestled in deep burrows in the desert sand where there is a moderate amount of moisture during the day. They venture out to the surface only when the desert’s temperature has dropped at night. We found several adult geckos on the tarred roads adjustment […]

Phrynomantis annectens | Marbled Rubber Frog | Tyrone Ping | Namibia
Africa, Field Trips, Herpetology, Namibia, Photography, Southern Africa, Travel

Phrynomantis annectens (Marbled Rubber Frog)

The Marbled Rubber Frog (Phrynomantis annectens) ranges from southwestern Angola, south through western and southern Namibia to the northern part of the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. It occurs from 600-1,200 m asl. It is a species adapted to arid environments, and is closely associated with inselbergs and other rock exposures. It breeds in temporary […]