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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Favorite Images of 2019


It is that time of the year to round up some of my favorite images taken in the year of 2019. Again, lots of herps (amphibians, reptiles) this year. Mostly with a wide angle lens and/or a 60mm macro lens.

Snakes

#1 - Up close with a adult male Sumatra Pit Viper (Trimeresurus sumatranus) from the lowland forest of Sabah, Borneo.


#2 Sabah Pit Viper (Trimeresurus sabahi) from the highlands of Sabah, Borneo.


#3 - A big male Sabah Pit Viper (Trimeresurus sabahi) from the highland of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.


#4 - The cutest little cat snake ever! Doesn't look like any other Pale-spotted Cat Snake (Boiga drapiezii) I have ever seen. Mentawai Islands, Sumatra, Indonesia.


#5 - The cutest little cat snake ever! Doesn't look like any other Pale-spotted Cat Snake (Boiga drapiezii) I have ever seen. Mentawai Islands, Sumatra, Indonesia.


#6 - Juvenile Dog-toothed Cat Snake (Boiga cynodon) from the lowland forest of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.


#7 - Male Bornean Keeled Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus subannulatus). Lowland forest of Sabah, Borneo
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#8 - In-situ shot of a Male Bornean Keeled Pit Viper (Trimeresurus subannulatus) with ant heads on him. Lowland forest of Sabah, Borneo.



#9 - Malayan Bridle Snake (Dryocalamus/Lycodon subannulatus) from the lowland forest of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.



#10 - Mangrove Pit Viper / Shore Pit Viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus) from Kedah, West Malaysia.


#11 - Check out the many color forms of Painted Mock Viper (Psammodynastes pictus). Lowland forest of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.


#12 - Beautiful little Gold-ringed Cat Snake (Boiga dendrophila) from the lowland forest of Kedah, West Malaysia.


#13 - Dusky Wolf Snake / Dark Wolf Snake (Lepturophis albofucus / Lycodon albofuscus) from the lowland forest of Kedah, West Malaysia.


#14 - Black-headed Cat Snake / Pale-headed Cat Snake (Boiga nigriceps) from the lowland forest of Negeri Sembilan, West Malaysia.


#15 - Jasper's Cat Snake (Boiga jaspidea).Probably one of the most beautiful cat snakes out there. Pahang, West Malaysia.


#16 - Beautiful Pitviper (Trimeresurus venustus) from Southern Thailand.


#17 - Big female Sumatra Pit Viper (Trimeresurus sumatranus). Lowland forest of Sabah, Borneo.


#18 - Red-necked Keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus) from Krabi, Thailand.


#19 - Red-headed Krait (Bungarus flaviceps) from the lowland forest of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Too shy to show its head.


#20 - Blue Coral Snake (Calliophis bivirgatus) from the lowland forest of Kedah, Malaysia


#21 - Blue Coral Snake (Calliophis bivirgatus tetrataenia) from the lowland forest of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.


#22 - Malayan ground pit viper, Malayan pit viper, Malayan ground snake, Malayan moccasin (Calloselasma rhodostoma). Krabi, Thailand.


#23 - Cute but bitey little juvenile Black Copper Rat Snake (Coelognathus flavolineatus), lowland forest of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.


#24 - Green Pit Viper (Trimeresurus sp. nov.) from the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia.


#25 - Cute little Blunt-head Snail-eating Snake (Aplopeltura boa) from the Mentawai Islands, Sumatra.


#26 - Golden Flying Snake (Chrysopelea ornata) from Krabi, Thailand.


#27 - Blue Krait / Malayan Krait (Bungarus candidus) from Krabi, Thailand.


#28 - Malayan Snail-eating Snake (Asthenodipsas malaccanus) from the lowland forest of Sabah, Borneo.


#29 - Yellow-lined Reed Snake / Griswold's Reed Snake (Calamaria griswoldi) from the highlands of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.This one was a pain to photograph.


Lizards

#30 - Ornate Earless Agama (Aphaniotis ornata), lowland forest of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.


#31 - Draco's are just awesome! Giant Flying Dragon (Draco maximus). Sabah, Borneo. It is always amazing to see them in "flight"



Amphibians

#32 - Bornean Horned Frog (Megophrys nasuta). You can never get tired of them! Highlands of Sabah, about 1000m asl.


#33 - Pied warty frog / Hill Garden Bug-eyed frog / Bird Poop Frog (Theloderma asperum) from the highland of Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia.


#34 - Masked Tree Frog (Leptomantis angulirostris) from the highlands of Sabah, Borneo.


#35 - Hole-in-the-head Frog (Huia cavitympanum) from the highlands of Sabah, Borneo. Approximately 1000m asl.


#36 - Malayan Flying Frog (Rhacophorus prominanus) from the lowland forest of Kedah, West Malaysia. Not the flashiest frog but still very photogenic.


#37 - Juvenile Frilled Tree Frog (Kurixalus appendiculatus) from the highlands of Sabah, Borneo. Approximately 1000m asl.


#38 - Spotted Stream Frog (Pulchrana picturata) from the lowland forest of Sabah, Borneo.


#39 - My second Sabah Earless Toad (Sabahphrynus maculatus). Highland of Sabah, Borneo.


#40 - Hose's Bush Frog (Philautus hosii) from the lowland forest of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.


#41 - A stunning Mahogany Frog (Abavorana luctuosa) from the lowland forest of Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.


#42 - Edwardine's Horned Frog (Megophrys edwardinae) from the highlands of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.


#43 - Diagonal-lined Frog / Khao Wang Frog / Slashed-back Frog / Three-striped Frog (Humerana miopus) from the lowland forest of Kedah, West Malaysia. My first time seeing one.


#44 - Siberut Island Frog (Pulchrana siberu) is one of the two frogs I photographed in Mentawai Islands. The other one is Phrynella pulchra. Mentawai Islands, Sumatra. April 2019.


#45 - How photogenic is this cool Mossy Bush Frog (Philautus macroscelis). Formerly known as Rhacophorus everetti. Highlands of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.


Invertebrates

#46 - Female dobsonfly, Nevromus gloriosoi(?), Liu, Hayashi & Yang, 2012 (Corydalidae: Corydalinae laying eggs on a leaf. Highland of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.


#47 - Newly emerged cicada from the highland of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. 1000m asl. Tosena depicta - ID credit: David.


#48 - Longhorn Beetle, Rhaphipodus sp., probably Rhaphipodus bonni, māle, from the lowland forest of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.


#49 - Scorpion-tailed Spider (Arachnura sp.) with a winged termite prey. Lowland forest of Kedah, West Malaysia.


#50 - Tropical Swallowtail Moth (Lyssa zampa) from the lowland forest of Kedah, West Malaysia.


#51 - Dragon Mantis (Toxodera maculata Ouwens, 1913) we found one night, lowland forest of Sabah, Borneo.


#52 - Straight-snouted Weevil (Eutrachelus temmincki). highlands of Sabah, Borneo.


#53 - Backlit shot of a Violin Beetle (Mormolyce phyllodes phyllodes) from the lowland forest of Kedah, Malaysia.
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Others

#54 - Western Tarsier or Horsfield’s Tarsier (Cephalopachus bancanus). Sepilok, Sandakan, Borneo.



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