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  1. gus11

    gus11 Active Member

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    I finally sorted some computer issues and can start putting up photos!!
    I spent last week down in central Queensland with work looking at dingoes, unfortunately it rained almost the entire time, ruining much of our efforts and the trip had to be cut short by a week. Hopefully if I'm organised I'll be back down there in November to finish what we started. Anyway, terrible weather aside we got a reasonable number of herps. I'll include some photos here that turned our reasonably. I have photos of other species but they are terrible, or not very exciting animals (or both)

    Our study site was quite nice, I'm sure you'll agree
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    My first reptile and a new species for me, broad banded sandswimmer
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    as soon as the sun rose eastern bearded dragons became common
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    eastern striped skinks were sleeping under debris
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    Eastern long necked turtles where in any puddle you looked in
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    thick tailed gecko
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    lerista mulleri (or it was previously i havent looked up if it has a new name)
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    and a lizard that until now never impressed me for beauty, a shingleback
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    With the rain came the frogs
    emerald spotted frog
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    scarlet sided pobblebonk frog
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    green tree frogs
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    I'm not 100% on this frog (thoughts appreciated, Doing an Msc on amphibians doesnt help with frogs i dont study)
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    on the way home we dropped by Carnarvon gorge, an amazing place an definately worth a visit, i was only there about 5 hours you could spend 5 days there no worries!
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    water skinks
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    southern spotted velvet geckoes
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    feather tailed gliders
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    pretty faced wallabies
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    and of course the reason we dropped by, rough throated leaf tailed geckoes
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    hopefully I'll be back later in the year and will be able to get some more shots for your viewing pleasure.

    Cheers
    Gus
     
  2. grizz

    grizz Guest

    quality photos mate.

    cheers, stephen
     
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    Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Yeah great photography skills there! Love the rough throated leaf tailed geckoes they look stunning. Hope i can go on a cool trip like that one day. God work :)
     
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    Great post Angus and stunning photos! Both Shingleback shots are absolute crackers!
     
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    Great stuff as always, Gus. Is your mystery frog Litoria latopalmata? Your Lerista is probably L. timida now. Did you figure out what your Eulamprus was? I believe they get E. tenuis, E. martini, E. brachysoma and E. sokosoma in that area.

    Stewart
     
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    Liked the little glider.
     
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    Love love love all the pic thanks for sharing. The panoramics are stunning.
     
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    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    Stew is right Angus...the frog is a Lato and muelleri in eastern Australia are timida.....until someone splits them up

    Cheers,
    Scott
     
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    Great pics Gus :)
     
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