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.
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.
“The Brown Vine Snake is one of the only arboreal tropical species that makes its way into the U.S., coming from Mexico and into the state of Arizona!” – Berkeley Martineau
For the November photo of the month, I decided to choose this brightly colored Junaluska Salamander (Eurycea junaluska).
On a warm, humid November night whilst herping alone in Western New South Wales, Australia, I was fortunate enough to encounter one of Australia’s most unique gecko species…