Bulgaria Reptiles

24th April 2019 to 30th April 2019

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Dice snake

We did an interesting and different trip in April 2019. The reptiles and amphibians of Bulgaria run by Miroslav Slavchev of www.naturebg.com. I went with Melvin Grey and Malcolm Schuyl.

Miro runs a number of different tours, but his speciality is Herpetology. It was interesting to see how they found and captured the reptiles. This always seems very difficult to me. We did spend a lot of time turning over stones and planks of wood 99% of which produced nothing.

As well as measuring and weighing the subject for research we then had opportunity to photograph it. We stayed at two towns Melnik and Kresna to have a greater range of species.

I purchased the Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro lens for the trip as well as the twin flash bracket (STF-8). The flash system is not cheap, but a remarkable bit of kit. Lightweight and compact it was very handy to use.

It was a very good trip. Miro and his friend Angel worked hard to find the species and then have the patience to deal with three very enthusiastic photographers.

Worm snake K6466
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Yellow-bellied toad K6482
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Spur-thighed tortoise K6443
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Slow worm K6432
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Red-eared slider K6391 - Copy
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Nose-horned viper K6371 - Copy
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Nose-horned viper K6347 - Copy
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Leapard snake K5887 - Copy
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Leapard snake K5856 - Copy
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Kotschys gecko K6298 - Copy
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Kotschys gecko K6311 - Copy
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Greek stream frog K6228 - Copy
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Four-lined snake K6198 - Copy
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Four-lined snake K6215 - Copy
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Four-lined snake K6192 - Copy
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Four-lined snake K6170 - Copy
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European tree frog K6157 - Copy
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European tree frog K6136 - Copy
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European tree frog K6151 - Copy
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European pond-turtle K6122 - Copy
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European pond-turtle K6100
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European green lizard K6083
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European green lizard K6085
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European green lizard K6077
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European green  toad K6246
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Eastern spadefoot toad K6559
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Eastern spadefoot toad K6521
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Eastern spadefoot toad K6517
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Dice snake K6021
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Dice snake K6026
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Dice snake K6004
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Caspian turtle K5988
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Caspian turtle K5967
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Balkan green-lizard K5952
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Balkan green-lizard K5945
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Balkan green-lizard K5942
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Agile frog K5927
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Agile frog K5932
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Balkan crested-newt K5933
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Agile frog K5903
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