Wednesday, November 20, 2013

In search of frogs and snakes - Herping expeditions

Its been a while since I posted here, actually a long time. The last few months have changed my photography a tad bit, I have developed a new love for macro photography and photographing snakes and frogs, yes SNAKES and FROGS.

There is so little known about these species that one hardly notices that beautiful little frog, not more than 1.5-2 cm in length sitting right beside the path one is walking. Snakes on the other hand seem to scare the hell out of people. Even non-venomous snakes are often mercilessly killed. I think a little knowledge, even basics, can save the lives of a number of snakes.

To start of with, I shall post a couple of images from my earlier trips to Shimoga District and Uttara Kannada(North Canara) both in the state of Karnataka.

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Green Vine Snake Ahaetulla nasuta
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A closeup of a green vine snake to show it camouflage in it surroundings
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Malabar Pit Viper Trimeresurus malabaricus flicking its tongue
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Closeup of an Indian Bullfrog Hoplobatrachus tigerinus
Stay tuned for more detailed posts on individual species!!

EQUIPMENT USED:
Nikon D3S

AF-S Micro NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8
Nikon SB-700 speedlight


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1 comment:

  1. Hi Angad, You are amazing Nature photographer. The close-ups are superb.
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