Recently I spent 3 weeks volunteering in the Eastern Kimberley with a scientific project radio tracking monitors, both Varanus panoptes and Varanus mertensi. The research was being conducted at El Questro Station a popular tourist destination in the East Kimberley and involved many different aspects. It was an awesome 3 weeks and I found and helped find many reptiles, frogs and most importantly (data wise) monitors with radio backpacks. Unfortunately because of the time consumption of doing the actual research/work I didn't have much time to photograph everything and the pictures I took were generally things I A) Desperately wanted to photograph. or B) Just happened to find at a time I had a bit of free time. So for those who don't like reading/don't care here's some pretty pictures. I'll update this thread a few times cause I haven't had time to organize all the pictures yet. I'm going to start at what for me was the absolute highest point of the trip, more or less the reason I went there was because I was absolutely dieing to see a Kimberley Rock Monitor in the wild, while I saw 2 early on deep in crevices it wasn't till nearly the last day I was lucky enough too see the most beautiful monitor in the world out basking (and shortly later in my hand, with all the appropriate licenses to do so of course) Varanus glauerti by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr Varanus glauerti by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr Varanus glauerti by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr Varanus glauerti by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr A second high point was a frog that is being researched (by another team) up there. These guys are absolutely beautiful but weren't actually my favourite frog of the trip. Litoria splendida by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr Litoria splendida by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr Litoria splendida by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr This has to be just about the prettiest Skink I have ever seen. We caught 2 in pit traps but unfortunately the one with an original tail got away, me not realizing they are exceptional sand swimmers as well. Morethia ruficauda by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr A skink I had seen before but not photographed, I will still have to photograph the other sub-species (which was the one I'd seen already). Notoscincus ornatus by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr Notoscincus ornatus by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr Now one of the best find of the trip for me, a snake that most people get bored of, the 'serious' herpers look at as rubbish and which occurs in next to every garden in most of Qld, yet I had never seen before. Tdah! my first Keelback, a ripper at nearly 10cm long. Tropidonophis mairii by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr Tropidonophis mairii by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr This guy was caught for data (although they don't radio track them) but I managed to grab some quick (2hrs to get 3 pictures) snaps one cool morning at camp. (The headshot I actually managed to get while sneaking up to grab him). Varanus mitchelli by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr Varanus mitchelli by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr Varanus mitchelli by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr And a Mammal but no less an awesome Mammal! I have a soft spot for the Dasyurids of Australia especially Antechinus, so seeing a species of Pseudantechinus was a treat for me. Pseudantechinus ningbing by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr As I said before I will update this when I get around to processing more photos (cropping, naming and tagging takes so long I can barely imagine the time taken those that actually edit the picture). Hope you enjoy. Stephen!