Bill Love / Blue Chameleon Ventures
Reptile & Amphibian Photo Gallery
I strive for naturalistic backgrounds and poses whenever possible, as I believe herps look best 'in habitat'. On some shots I've attempted 'art'. Some pics have stories with them when you expand them. All images are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without my permission. For info about imagery use and / or purchases --- click HERE.
Green bush viper (+ photo lighting comments). Atheris squamigera.
The most beautiful of the map turtles. Graptemys flavimaculata.
"It had 13 rattlers and a button..." Crotalus viridis helleri.
Viper-infested jungle glade - Bothriechis schlegelii - more than one.
Horny little devil - Cerastes cerastes.
A majestic normal eastern diamondback rattlesnake in its natural domain in southern Florida. Crotalus adamanteus.
Adult male western (ornate) box turtle. Terrapene ornata ornata.
A nocturnal gem of the neo-tropical rainforest, plus unintentional distraction. Bothriechis schlegelii, adult female.
A Malagasy lined leaftail gecko Uroplatus lineatus 'in the jungle'.
The most feared snake in Africa - Dendroaspis polylepis.
What's an 'ajolote' ? ? ? Bipes biporus.
Blue like this is a rarity in the reptile & amphibian world. Dendrobates azureus.
Sri Lanka tree viper. Trimeresurus trigonocephalus.
Juvenile American alligators have the boldest and most colorful patterns. Alligator mississippiensis.
Jungle 'croc'. Paleosuchus trigonotus.
In the wilds of
the vacant lot behind Glades Herp, Inc. in Ft. Myers, Florida - this superb
Wagler's tree viper at least looks like it's in nature. Tropidolaemus
Easternmost map turtle. Graptemys barbouri.
The reticulated python vies with the next snake as world's longest. Python reticulatus.
The green anaconda of the Amazon Basin. Eunectes murinus.
Symbol of ecology - red-eyed treefrog. Agalychnis callidryas.
Black Pakistan cobras are the favorites of snakecharmers because they stand alert and spread their hoods so willingly. Naja naja naja.
Popular pet reptile species are a specialty of mine; this is a collage of 6 lizards often kept today.
Hairy bush viper. Atheris hispidus.
Up from the sandy depths. Scincus scincus.
Endangered species : A 6-pic collage of protected species.
Welcome to the world. Geochelone sulcata.
' Don't Tread On Me ' . Crotalus enyo.
A very rarely seen viper from northeast Africa. Bitis parviocula.
An increasingly scarce Floridian. Drymarchon corais couperi.
Not every herp has to be on a naturalistic background. Python regius.
Dangerous to man in the U.S. ; a 5-pic reptile collage.
Portrait of an awesome viper. Bitis rhinoceros.
Dangerous to man internationally ; a 6-pic reptile collage.
A seldom-seen southern African python. Python anchietae.
A collage of many magazine and book covers using my images.
Big, horrible bug.
"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" --- a frog & toad collage.
Sexual dimorphism in Aussie snake lizards. Lialis burtoni
Adult eastern coachwhip, Masticophis f. flagellum - one of my first efforts at nature photography.
Rubber boa. Charina bottae.
A pair of identical, yet different shots of a young prairie rattler Crotalus viridis viridis - which do you prefer?
Red diamond at night. Crotalus ruber ruber.
Rare beauty from the Guatemala highlands. Bothriechis aurifer.
Terror was lurking just above the innocent fishermen's heads... Regina grahami.
Elegant beauty of the Baja desert. Lichanura trivirgata trivirgata.
Love in a flooded Houston city gutter. Bufo valliceps.
Banded rock rattler. Crotalus lepidus klauberi.
Painted belly monkey frog Phyllomedusa sauvagii - wouldn't that make a great magazine cover? I just had to find out !
Pin cushion lizard? Moloch horridus.
"Snowflake", a totally white eastern diamondback rattlesnake,Crotalus adamanteus, from Florida. The enlarged collage also links to a complete history of this extraordinary creature.
Me in my home photo studio (2 views) creating some of these shots; by comparison, many more of my pics are taken out in nature.
<<< Clicking this thumbnail will take you to a photo summary of my July 2005 fieldherping adventures in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico with a dozen + nice herp pics.
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PHOTO TECHNIQUE QUIZ: Can you tell which of these 10 pics were taken in my studio vs. in the field on truly natural backgrounds?
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