Australian thorny devils are very tolerant of high outback temperatures and they are capable of basking in the sun during the hottest parts of the day.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox). Due to its prolific nature, it is often overlooked. However, it is as common and widespread as it is because it is the perfect and most adaptable generalist species.
Tadpoles are often some of the first wildlife that people encounter and remember; wriggling around in ponds and puddles, they evoke feelings of simpler days and times for people across walks of life and around the world. But when you really get to know tadpoles, you realize there is a lot more to them than simple little algae scrapers…
The Magdalena River Turtle (Podocnemis lewyana) is a Colombian endemic classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
Kirtland’s Snakes are perhaps most well-known for their microhabitat associations with burrowing crayfishes, where they traverse the aquatic-fossorial and predator-prey boundary in the dark, flooded underground labyrinths excavated by their crayfish hosts.
Timber rattlesnakes are a species of conservation concern throughout much of their distribution. The reasons for this range from habitat loss to direct persecution.
Pygmy Rattlesnakes range throughout the southeastern United States, occupying densely vegetated areas within flatwoods, sandhills, and wetland ecotones. -Samantha Dillon
This Sonoran Desert Toad (Incilius alvarius) was photographed on a monsoon night in Arizona. If you look closely, you can still see the legs of an Desert Blonde Tarantula sticking out of its mouth.