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tags: reptiles, chameleon species, herpetology, Chris Raxworthy, research, American Museum of Natural History, AMNH, New York City, field research, nature, travel, Madagascar, speciation, streaming video With Madagascar containing nearly two-third’s of the world’s chameleon species, Christopher Raxworthy, Associate Curator of Herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History, recently embarked on an expedition to the…

Painting the Lanjak Dawn

tags: art, wildlife art, stop-motion painting, Lanjak Dawn, Crowned Flying Lizard, Orang-utan, entertainment, Carel Brest van Kempen, streaming video This is yet another fascinating stop-motion video of the creation of artist Carel Brest van Kempen’s painting, Lanjak Dawn. This is his first major painting to receive the time-lapse treatment. In this piece, a male Crowned…

Painting the Brown Anole Portrait

tags: art, wildlife art, stop-motion painting, Brown Anole Portrait, Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei, entertainment, Carel Brest van Kempen, streaming video This is a fascinating stop-motion video documenting the creation of artist Carel Brest van Kempen’s painting, Brown Anole Portrait. Probably Florida’s most common reptile, the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei, was introduced from Cuba.

Woodpecker vs Snake

tags: Woodpecker vs Snake, behavior, birds, Giant Bird Snake, Pseustes sulphureus, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Campephilus melanoleucos, streaming video Here is some remarkable footage from somewhere in the Amazon (Peru?) of a Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Campephilus melanoleucos, taking on a “Giant bird snake” or “puffing snake”, Pseustes sulphureus, that has raided its nest and swallowed its eggs.

tags: Planet Earth, David Attenborough, BBC, biodiversity, streaming video This streaming video shows our planet by looking at our planet as a whole. There is a lot of gorgeous bird footage in this part [10:00]

Short-Horned Lizard

tags: Greater Short-horned lizard, Phrynosoma hernandezi, reptiles, Image of the Day My good friend, Dave Rintoul, has just returned from a much-deserved vacation camping in the Chiricahuas and Gila Wilderness area and sent a couple images to share with you. Greater Short-horned lizard, Phrynosoma hernandezi, in Chaco Canyon. According to the photographer, this animal was…

tags: Mean and Lowly Things, herpetology, reptiles, venomous snakes, amphibians, field research, Congo Brazzaville, Kate Jackson, book review Are you familiar with the aphorism, “Do what you love and the money will follow”? Well, the money part of that equation is probably questionable, but I think you will be convinced that a person who pursues…

Turtle Yoga Chaos (2 of 2)

tags: turtles, turtle yoga, reptiles, Central Park, Image of the Day Turtle Yoga Chaos! Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George [larger].

Turtle Yoga Chaos (1 of 2)

tags: turtles, turtle yoga, reptiles, Central Park, Image of the Day Turtle Yoga Chaos! Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George [larger].

Anole King

tags: Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis, reptiles, North Carolina, Image of the Day “I am the Anole King, I can do anything.” Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis, Carolina Beach, NC. Image: Don Wirth [larger].