Red Centre

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  1. NickGeee

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    Recently went up to central Australia with some compadres in order to find and photograph some reptiles.
    We found some!
    We did, however, run into some issues, including;
    -Flat Tyres
    -Mean boom gate operators that said we wouldn't make it to Docker River in my car (we did, and went way further)
    -Phone reception going out east of Alice meaning we had no access to eftpos and we had to eat nothing but peanut butter for a whole day

    Enjoy

    [​IMG]Helmeted Gecko (Diplodactylus galeatus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern Hooded Scaly-foot (Pygopus schraderi) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Pale Knob-tailed Gecko (Nephrurus laevissimus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Smooth Knob-tailed Gecko (Nephrurus levis) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus ciliaris) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Centralian Earless Dragon (Tympanocryptis centralis) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Centralian Knob-tailed Gecko (Nephrurus amyae) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Southern Shovel-nosed Snake (Brachyurophis semifasciatus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Jewelled Gecko (Strophurus elderi) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Monk Snake (Parasuta monachus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Western Hooded-scalyfoot (Pygopus nigriceps) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Desert Spadefoot Toad (Notaden nichollsi) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Unbanded Shovel-nosed Snake (Brachyurophis incinctus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Mereenie Velvet Gecko (Oedura luritja) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Bronzeback Legless Lizard (Ophidiocephalus taeniatus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Gibber Gecko (Lucasium byrnei) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Gibber Dragon (Ctenophorus gibba) by Nick Gale, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
     
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    Fantastic photos as usual nick

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    Man I'd eat peanut butter for a month. The red centre is worth the "inconvenience". The thorny devil is a great specimen. I remember seeing my first more than 2 decades ago and thinking "I want one"! The spade-foot toad is another great find. Well done.
     
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    Love your photos, I spent a lot of time in that area back in the 1960's and unfortunately have not had the opportunity to go back. There is still a car of mine where I had to abandon it in a creek bed just west of Finke.
     
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    Always wonder about how those burnt out cars get left on the side of the road in the middle of no-where!
     
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    Mate back then there was no way to get assistance and you fixed it yourself with parts you had or left it there. I drove a VW beetle from the middle of the Nullarbor to Norseman in WA with the front suspension held in place by bits of timber (it took 3 days to cut up a tree with a shovel) and wire with the petrol tank on the roof rack, photos appeared in the international VW magazine. Back then the Nullarbor was a track.
     
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    Some sort of sacrifice Nick, but you should be happy with the pics you brought back-very nice mate.Most of us would never see this in the wild so we appreciate your hard work.
     
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    Absolutely amazing pics.
     
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