Photo and caption by Graham McGeorge
The swamp was covered with vegetation and this made it almost impossible to get a pinpointed view of the giant reptiles making all of the noise. Then he rose, the mighty king himself, making his grand entrance top side as he broke his cover rising through the dense vegetation of the swamp. This show of dominance and territorial defiance continued for a half hour before he sank back to the depth and was not to be seen again.
Location: Paynes Prairie, Micanopy, Florida
Clinging on with sticky toes, a green tree frog sits bravely on its unlikely friend - a large tree python.
Picture: Fahmi Bhs/Solent News
Mars may be a huge asshole but she’s still my pretty baby
There was a day gecko in the Climatron!
photos by jeff cremer of orange julia and sulfur yellow butterflies drinking the salty tears of a tracajá turtle in the peruvian amazon. sodium is a scarce resource in the western amazon, where there is little mineral content to rain water, so the butterflies have learned to get it where they can. luckily for the butterflies, the turtles don’t much mind, despite deriving no reciprocal benefit themselves. (see also: previous turtle posts)
Why not me
Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle
Mauremys sinensis (Geoemydidae), commonly referred as Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle, is an Endangered species native to China with a modest population in Viet Nam.
This especially striking freshwater turtle can be distinguished by the fine yellow and black lines that decorate the neck, for which this turtle is named.
Photo credit: ©FuYi Chen
Locality: Taipei, Taiwan
A swiss diver, captured these pictures of one of the six anacondas he saw on his 10 day trip to Mato Grosso in Brazil. This one was about 26-feet long.
"At the first moment it’s scary because you don’t know the animal and everybody says it’s dangerous. ‘But after a while you understand that nothing happens if you respect the snake. ‘I have never been so close to a snake like this before. But I think a small poisonous snake is more scary than a big one. At least you can see the anacondas clearly and know what they’re doing." - Franco Banfi
Blinking Geko, cuteness dying.
Pringle can be so lazy. Sometimes he just opens his mouth and waits for me to put food in.