Field Report – Two days for a small « melanic » trip ! – June 2012

We decided with Jean, Philippe and Stephan, to make a two days trip in Pyrenees, with some specific goals. Here is the result of this two crazy days (!!!)

 

 

Saturday:

Even is coming

Even is coming

 

The first Vipera aspis zinnikeri on a small wall

The first Vipera aspis zinnikeri on a small wall

Vipera aspis zinnikeri

Vipera aspis zinnikeri

 

Vipera aspis zinnikeri, close-up

Vipera aspis zinnikeri, close-up

 

Large female of Vipera aspis zinnikeri

Large female of Vipera aspis zinnikeri

 

Photographers have found someone in the bush

Photographers have found someone in the bush

 

Vipera aspis zinnikeri

A basking young one

Vipera aspis zinnikeri, melanic form

Vipera aspis zinnikeri, melanic form

Vipera aspis zinnikeri, melanic form

Vipera aspis zinnikeri, melanic form

Melanic Vipera aspis zinnikeri, close-up

Melanic Vipera aspis zinnikeri, close-up

 

Female of Podarcis muralis, very dark, but not melanistic!

Female of Podarcis muralis, very dark, but not melanistic!

Female of Podarcis liolepis

Female of Podarcis liolepis

 

Photographers happy with P.liolepis

Photographers happy with P.liolepis

 

Podarcis liolepis, very curious

Podarcis liolepis, very curious

 

Podarcis liolepis

A green one

 

Beautiful male of Podarcis liolepis

Beautiful male of Podarcis liolepis

 

Beautiful male of Podarcis liolepis

Crazy colors…

 

Female of Podarcis liolepis

Female of Podarcis liolepis

Podarcis liolepis vs Stephan

Podarcis liolepis vs Stephan

 

Podarcis liolepis

Very cool…

 

Podarcis liolepis

… and not really afraid!

Young melanic Natrix natrix helvetica

Young melanic Natrix natrix helvetica

Young melanic Natrix natrix helvetica

The head

 

Zootoca vivipara louislantzi, melanic form

Crazy ! Zootoca vivipara louislantzi, melanic form

 

Zootoca vivipara louislantzi, melanic form

Close-up

Natrix natrix helvetica, melanic form

An other melanic Natrix natrix helvetica

 

Sunday:

 

 

Podarcis liolepis sebastiani

Podarcis liolepis sebastiani

 

Podarcis liolepis sebastiani

Podarcis liolepis sebastiani

Cordulegaster

Cordulegaster boltonii

 

Vipera seoanei

Vipera seoanei

 

Vipera seoanei, great form

Vipera seoanei, great form

 

Vipera seoanei, close-up

Vipera seoanei, close-up

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3 Commentaires

  1. anatole 15 janvier 2013 at 17 h 50 min #

    C’est un plaisir de voir tous ces beaux clichés de reptiles et reconnaître les passionnés que vous êtes.
    Cordialement.

  2. Matthieu Berroneau 15 janvier 2013 at 22 h 13 min #

    Merci beaucoup Anatole !

  3. harald 20 mai 2016 at 21 h 07 min #

    Magnificient pictures. Finding those vipers in nature is one of my dreams which I hope will be fulfilled in July. Then we go to the south of france and the northeast of spain. I am now looking for information where to have the best chance to find them. … Not easy. I can’t walk for a whole day with wife and kid, just to find a snake ;). Keep on the good job with this website!

    Harald Peleman
    Belgium

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