Greece – april 2012

In April 2012 it was time for another trip to Greece, this time together with my good friend Espen, a tortoise-connoisseur and the guy behind Landskilpadde.no.  We had several goals on this trip. For me it was to see and photograph more Vipera ammodytes, and for Espen it was to observe tortoises in the wild, and register weight, length on wild specimens and what they eat.

We flew from Bergen to Korfu, and travelled from Korfu to Parga where we spent the first half of the week. By chance we met Benny Trapp, and he gave us many very good hints and tips on herping in Greece. And he also joined us herping for the rest of this day. A day that gave us several vipers and other nice species. A couple of days later we also took the trip up in the mountains, to Metsovo to search for Fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra), but no luck.  We then travelled to Korfu again, and drove around on this beautiful island looking for reptiles – and we saw plenty!

Testudo hermanni boettgeri Nikon D700 - Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8

Testudo hermanni boettgeri
Nikon D700 – Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8

Testudo hermanni boettgeri Nikon D3 - Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8

Testudo hermanni boettgeri
Nikon D3 – Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8

Testudo marginata Nikon D3 - Samyang 14 f/2.8

Testudo marginata
Nikon D3 – Samyang 14 f/2.8

Pseudopis apodis Nikon D3 - Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8

Pseudopis apodis
Nikon D3 – Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8

Pseudopis apodis Nikon D3 - Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8

Pseudopis apodis
Nikon D3 – Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8

Emys orbicularis Nikon D3 - Sigma 150 f/2,8 Macro

Emys orbicularis
Nikon D3 – Sigma 150 f/2,8 Macro

Elaphe quatturolienata, juvenile Nikon D3 - Sigma 150 f/2,8 Macro

Elaphe quatturolienata, juvenile
Nikon D3 – Sigma 150 f/2,8 Macro

Elaphe quatturolienata, juvenile Nikon D3 - Sigma 150 f/2,8 Macro

Elaphe quatturolienata, juvenile
Nikon D3 – Sigma 150 f/2,8 Macro

Elaphe quatturolienata, adult Nikon D3 - Sigma 150 f/2,8 Macro

Elaphe quatturolienata, adult
Nikon D3 – Sigma 150 f/2,8 Macro

Scolopendra cingulata Nikon D3 - Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro

Scolopendra cingulata
Nikon D3 – Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro

Natrix natrix persa Nikon D3 - Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro

Natrix natrix persa
Nikon D3 – Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro

Natrix natrix persa Nikon D3 - Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro

Natrix natrix persa
Nikon D3 – Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro

Laudakia stellio Nikon D3 - Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro + 1.4TC

Laudakia stellio
Nikon D3 – Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro + 1.4TC

Vipera ammodytes meridionalis Nikon D3 - Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro

Vipera ammodytes meridionalis
Nikon D3 – Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro

Vipera ammodytes meridionalis Nikon D3 - Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro

Vipera ammodytes meridionalis
Nikon D3 – Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro

Vipera ammodytes meridionalis Nikon D3 - Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro

Vipera ammodytes meridionalis
Nikon D3 – Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro

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