My childhood was full of pit viper love.
Was always so facinated by Pope's and medo pit viper. Always dreamt that someday will photograph these two beautiful snakes . Dreamt that some day will take photo just like Sir Ashok captain did. Dreams come true, unless u dream ,it won't turn to reality. Dream itself is the first step.
Covered Pope's pit viper couple years back. But medo was more difficult.
Last Northeast India herp expedition had many suprise for me,but nothing was going to come easy way.
Trek many miles, early morning Turing into late nights and late nights back to morning. These went for next few days..
Zero sightings .
Every single night going back to sleep with same motive for next day.
Turning sadness of day to motivation for next coming day..
But I guess this beautiful snakes had no intention for showing itself.
3_4 days same story.
It was our last day ,last trail of this entire season probably. @vipul_ramanuj@catherene_christian and I decided that this is it.. last few minutes and we are going back. No matter what we VL leave tomorrow even if there's no sightings.
Just few minutes later, walking up the hill. Catherine spots a snake, as I hear snake, second word I hear is medo. And that's it... Tear rolls down my eyes,I was freazed... I sat down on my knees,trying to control my emotions. tears rolling down and a smile on my face ,heart full of satisfaction.
I know it's just another snake, but for me it was seeing my childhood dream coming true.
No matter how many herps to come,this would be one of my fav.
T46B1A and her younger brother T46B1B (Tl’uk) cruise alongside each other after the family approaches our vessel (all WW guidelines and practices followed). Gives a good comparison of how a young orca and an older individual surface. You can see that Tl’uk (b. 2018) has to pop up much further out of the water that his older sister (b. 2015). It’s thought that this helps the young ones, who are less aware of the location of their blowhole, ensure that they don’t suck in any water. It also gives a great opportunity for Tl’uk’s very visible eye!
The maroon langur, maroon leaf monkey, or red leaf monkey (Presbytis rubicunda) belongs within the order Primate and the family Cercopithecidae.
Red Leaf monkeys (Presbytis rubicunda) are found in Southeast Asia. Red Leaf monkeys are endemic to the island of Borneo. Their habitat is dense and has dipterocarp evergreens.
Borneo has a healthy tropical rainforest. This island is not only made up of the tropical rainforest, but it also contains shallow swampy areas that is made up of sod containing acidic, decomposed plant matter. The swamp amalgamated along with the rivers nearby. These swampy areas have their seasonal bouts of dry weather but when the wet season comes about, the rivers rises around 2 meters.
Our little cub is getting big. This is the same cub from June that was called Winnie. This little cub isn't so little anymore and is really starting to fill out for winter
Black bear cub, Ontario Canada
Got to love it when the pumas you are with, feel comfortable enough to walk up a few meters from where your group has been sitting for hours!! This female, aptly named, Bonita, and her cub, Sol, are some of the prettiest cats in Paine. They are a delight to be around.