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Snakes, frogs, geckos, one croc, and a chameleon

Taken at a "model shoot" in McClure, PA, June, 2010, organized by Joe McDonald. Many of the reptiles and amphibians were from the collection of Dave Northcott, who helped keep them happy and photogenic (and non-murderous) throughout the five days of intensive photography.

Several people have asked if these photographs were taken "in the wild." Nope. I can't afford the frequent flyer miles, and also some of the critters are shy, nocturnal, and/or a wee bit antagonistic if taken by surprise. All of the shots were done in an indoor or outdoor studio set, with props to make the animals feel (and look) at home, and with artificial flash to allow narrow aperture and good depth of field. Since there were no barriers between lens and animal, we were advised not to get too close to the potentially dangerous reptiles, and were careful to follow this advice closely.
Red Eye Treefrog
Red Eye Treefrog
Amazon Milk Frog
Amazon Milk Frog
Arrowhead Reed Frog
Arrowhead Reed Frog
White's Tree Frog
White's Tree Frog
Emerald Tree Boa
Emerald Tree Boa
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Malaysian Vine Snake
Malaysian Vine Snake
Coral Cobra
Coral Cobra
Eyelash Viper
Eyelash Viper
Baron's Racer
Baron's Racer
Jungle Carpet Python
Jungle Carpet Python
Brazilian Rainbow Boa
Brazilian Rainbow Boa
Rough Knob-Tailed Gecko
Rough Knob-Tailed Gecko
Leopard Gecko
Leopard Gecko
Lined Leaf-Tail Gecko
Lined Leaf-Tail Gecko
Bearded Dragon
Bearded Dragon
Vietnamese Mossy Frog
Vietnamese Mossy Frog
Painted Monkey Frog
Painted Monkey Frog
Blue Dart Frog
Blue Dart Frog
Green Tree Python
Green Tree Python
Sidewinder
Sidewinder
Amazon Tree Boa
Amazon Tree Boa
Red Spitting Cobra
Red Spitting Cobra
Crested Gecko
Crested Gecko
Giant Day Gecko (part)
Giant Day Gecko (part)
Siamese Crocodile (part)
Siamese Crocodile (part)
Lined Leaf Tail Gecko
Lined Leaf Tail Gecko
Firebelly Toad
Firebelly Toad
Auratus Dart Frog
Auratus Dart Frog
Bumblebee Dart Frog
Bumblebee Dart Frog
Maroon Eye Tree Frog
Maroon Eye Tree Frog
White's Tree Frog (adorable)
White's Tree Frog (adorable)
African Borrowing Bullfrog
African Borrowing Bullfrog
Gila Monster
Gila Monster
Frilled Lizard
Frilled Lizard
Baron's Racer
Baron's Racer
Broadband Copperhead
Broadband Copperhead
Emerald Tree Boa
Emerald Tree Boa
Green Mamba
Green Mamba
Bavia's Gecko
Bavia's Gecko
Barking Tree Frogs
Barking Tree Frogs
Fan Footed Gecko
Fan Footed Gecko
Veiled Chameleon
Veiled Chameleon
Green Mamba
Green Mamba
Cottonmouth
Cottonmouth
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Red Spitting Cobra
Red Spitting Cobra
Emerald Eye Tree Frog
Emerald Eye Tree Frog
Gargoyle Gecko
Gargoyle Gecko
Siamese Crocodile
Siamese Crocodile
Rough Knob-tailed Gecko
Rough Knob-tailed Gecko
Emerald Tree Boa
Emerald Tree Boa
Veiled Chameleon
Veiled Chameleon
Malaysian Vine Snake
Malaysian Vine Snake
Speckled Rattlesnake
Speckled Rattlesnake
Green Tree Python
Green Tree Python
Tiger Leg Monkey Frog
Tiger Leg Monkey Frog
Cottonmouth
Cottonmouth
Frilled Lizard
Frilled Lizard
Spadefoot Toad
Spadefoot Toad
Painted Monkey Frog
Painted Monkey Frog
Golden Tree Frog
Golden Tree Frog
Maroon Eye Tree Frog
Maroon Eye Tree Frog
Chinese Gilding Frog
Chinese Gilding Frog
Emerald Eye Tree Frog
Emerald Eye Tree Frog
Borneo Eared Frog
Borneo Eared Frog
Coral Cobra
Coral Cobra
Vietnamese Mossy Frog
Vietnamese Mossy Frog
Red Eye Tree Frog
Red Eye Tree Frog
Veiled Chameleon
Veiled Chameleon