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Adventure, Africa, Amphibians, Cobra, herping, Kwa Zulu Natal, Lizards, Lowveld, Reptiles, Road Life, snakes, South Africa

A Trip To The Lowveld.

Winter Herping In The Lowveld With yet another long-weekend I made plans and set off for a few days in the Lowveld based in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. Where I met up with Theo Busschau and Adriaan Jordaan. Leaving Nelspruit we heading towards Lisbon where we’d hope to find Swazi Rock Snakes and a few other reptiles […]

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Adventure, Africa, Bradypodion, Field Trips, Harmless Snakes, Herpetology, Karoo, Lizards, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, Social Media, South Africa

The Namaqualand Road Trip – Part Four

The Namaqualand Road Trip – Part Four The fourth and final instalment of my road trip through Namaqualand you can catch the third part here. This narrative starts off as Andries and I leave McDougalls Bay and head towards Cape Town – sort of! DAY 9 McDougalls Bay via Spingbok to Oudtshoorn! Now the best part of planning […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lizards, Photography, Scelotes, Travel

Scelotes inornatus – Durban Dwarf Burrowing Skink.

Scelotes inornatus. Distribution: Endemic to South Africa and limited to the greater Durban area of KwaZulu-Natal, from the Durban beachfront (next to the old FitzSimons Snake Park) in the north to Scottburgh in the south, and as far inland as Woodlands/Montclair. The published localities (Broadley 1994) on the northern and southern banks of the Umgeni […]

Lizards, Photography, Reptiles, Scelotes, Travel

Scelotes bipes – Silvery Burrowing Skink.

Scelotes bipes – Silvery Burrowing Skink. Is a South African endemic that occurs in the Western Cape from Mossel Bay to near Saldanha Bay, with records from Robben Island. There appear be be five distinct subpopulations of these Scelotes, with substantial gaps between some of them. Text Source: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/44979043/0