Amphibians & Reptiles

Photos of amphibians and reptiles
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Mesmerized - Portrait of a Moldavian steppe viper (Vipera ursinii moldavica)

Mesmerized - Portrait of a Moldavian steppe viper (Vipera ursinii moldavica)

We all float down here... - I know the line from Stephen King's IT does not really suit this male smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) but "There it is..." (to quote another movie)

We all float down here... - I know the line from Stephen King's IT does not really suit this male smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) but "There it is..." (to quote another movie)

Lady of the forest - Portrait of an adult female Nikolsky's viper (Vipera nikolskii)

Lady of the forest - Portrait of an adult female Nikolsky's viper (Vipera nikolskii)

Insert spring-themed title here - Oriental tree frog (Hyla orientalis) chilling on catkins

Insert spring-themed title here - Oriental tree frog (Hyla orientalis) chilling on catkins

In the undergrowth - A male Moldavian steppe viper (Vipera ursinii moldavica) hiding in the tall grass. The species usually reaches no more than 60 cm in length and is endemic to steppe grasslands and marine leveees of Eastern Romania.

In the undergrowth - A male Moldavian steppe viper (Vipera ursinii moldavica) hiding in the tall grass. The species usually reaches no more than 60 cm in length and is endemic to steppe grasslands and marine leveees of Eastern Romania.

Black beauty - Nikolsky's viper (Vipera [berus] nikolskii) sunbathing in the warm spring sun. No more than 50 - 60 cm long, this animal is the source of nightmares for other beings many times its size and weight; or as Indiana Jones put it: "Snakes... Why did it have to be snakes!"

Black beauty - Nikolsky's viper (Vipera [berus] nikolskii) sunbathing in the warm spring sun. No more than 50 - 60 cm long, this animal is the source of nightmares for other beings many times its size and weight; or as Indiana Jones put it: "Snakes... Why did it have to be snakes!"

Alert - Female Nikolsky's viper (Vipera [berus] nikolskii)

Alert - Female Nikolsky's viper (Vipera [berus] nikolskii)

Patiently waiting - Oriental tree frog (Hyla orientalis)

Patiently waiting - Oriental tree frog (Hyla orientalis)

Take my hand - Male great crested newt (Triturus cristatus)

Take my hand - Male great crested newt (Triturus cristatus)

Staring contest - Male smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris)

Staring contest - Male smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris)

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