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Comments: 22
  • #22

    Simon van Boxtel (Sunday, 02 May 2021 13:56)

    Beste Gert-Jan
    Ik heb de diepste bewondering voor wat je allemaal doet en bewonder de foto's die je hebt gemaakt graag en zo vaak mogelijk. Zelf heb ik ook een grote passie voor reptielen en dan in het bijzonder de slangen. Ik ben dan ook graag "in het veld" te zien. Jammer genoeg alleen nog maar in Europa. Ik denk dat het voor jou net als voor mij vreselijk is om in zo'n Corona pandemie zit met zoveel beperkingen... thuis ben ik (gelukkig) met een flinke reptielen studie bezig wat veel goed maakt en waar veel tijd in zit.
    Mijn mooiste vondst blijft vipera aspis francisciredi
    En mijn favoriet van alle slangen is Malayopython timoriensis.
    Ik wens je alle succes van de wereld, maar ik vind je nu al beter dan Freek Vonk!!
    Groet Simon van Boxtel

  • #21

    Darin (Sunday, 07 March 2021 22:52)

    Your region is one I have not had the pleasure of herping yet. Once I make the pond jump I look forward to seeing all your local herps and environments. Until then, I will continue to live vicariously through you and your website.

    Thanks for the chat recently and hopefully Covid with release its hold, so I can make that first trip this year.

  • #20

    David Seed (Friday, 22 January 2021 09:22)

    Siting last evening and about two weeks ago (in my pool - rescued). I think that it is longirotris but there are a number of very similar looking on your website. Is the spot arrangement and size the key to ID?San Roque/Andalucia

  • #19

    Richard Barnes (Friday, 02 October 2020 22:31)

    I have been following various sites similar to yours. many of them your friends on parallel trips. They are all fascinating . Your accounts have the edge due to your sense of humour.
    best wishes

  • #18

    Kerem D (Monday, 06 July 2020 20:05)

    Your site is perfect. there are Very nice pictures and species that you had taken on your site. when will you share your Turkey trip?
    I'll be waiting for your Turkey trip notes.

    Best Regards.

  • #17

    Wildlife facts (Tuesday, 24 October 2017 06:58)

    Really your site is too wonderful, carry on your work and sharing your information with us.

  • #16

    Andy (Monday, 16 October 2017 07:45)


    very nice pictures. Thank you for the website. Especially for the trip reports.

    Regards, Andy

  • #15

    Francoise Ozanne (Wednesday, 09 August 2017 17:50)

    Hi Gert. Thanks very much for stopping to show us the viper in the Pyrenees (English and French families). The kids loved it, and so did the adults! Awesome!

  • #14

    Priscilla (Saturday, 08 July 2017 16:03)

    Prachtige reis verslagen!!!
    groetjes, Priscilla

  • #13

    3 troop (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12:50)

    Hello Gert !
    Very nice pictures !

  • #12

    Tatiana (Wednesday, 09 November 2016 22:41)

    Wow! I love how you got so close to all of these species! It's awesome and great photos too.

  • #11

    Tim Becker (Thursday, 21 July 2016 12:04)

    Hello Gert,
    your website is a gem. I enjoyed seeing all these different animals in their natural habitat.
    Especially if you are trying to prepare yourself for an upcoming herping trip, this website is worth gold.
    Thanks alot for the effort, I look forward to see what you plan in the future.
    kind regards, T.B.

  • #10

    GJ Verspui (Thursday, 17 December 2015 13:19)

    Obat Kelenjar and all other 'no-brain-spammers', every spam message you put on here will not be visible to other people unless I approve it, so be smart and spam your stupid sheit somewhere else!

    Best regards,

    G.J. Verspui

  • #9

    Snake Facts (Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:34)

    Really nice site and great pictures, thanks for sharing.


  • #8

    Mike Thomson (Monday, 22 December 2014 19:17)

    Nice site and pics Gert jan, hope life is treating you all well, not seen you all for a long time.
    Have a nice Christmas, Mike & Erica

  • #7

    Jeroen (Wednesday, 01 October 2014 19:41)

    Nice update on the site! Best Amphibian pics on the net Don!

  • #6

    kike gr (Friday, 18 April 2014)

    the best european amphibians site i found. Congratulations and thanks

  • #5

    themartinsadventures (Thursday, 30 January 2014 17:14)

    I am giving a reptile and amphibian talk shortly and I am interested in using your close up photograph of a Natterjack toad eye.
    Can I have your permission to use the photograph?
    Obviously I will ensure that the photograph is credited to yourself.
    Thanks very much,

  • #4

    Leah Jay (Monday, 06 January 2014 21:09)

    Re: Photo-
    Ommatotriton ophryticus, Pyrenees, Spain, May 2012, ( Introduced population )

    Hi Gert Jan,

    I'm Leah, an illustrator from San Jose. I've been working on a series of amphibian illustrations loosely titled "Amphibian Love". The purpose of the series when it is finished is to benefit amphibian awareness and conservation efforts. I am at the beginning, having completed three large paintings with a target of 25 - 30. There are numerous organizations and I haven't chosen one yet, but when it's more complete it will be far easier to shop the work around.

    In my research I've found a photograph by you of Ommatotriton ophryticus that I'd like to use for reference in one of my paintings. Although the results are realistic, they are interpreted with some minor changes and informational text as shown in these examples:
    I'm asking for permission to not only reference the photo but to give you credit as the photographer in whatever form the result may take (gallery showing and/or book, or both). I don't need any additional downloads, since what I can see on the website already will work (so there's nothing for you to do except give me the go ahead!) So far I've gotten great support from the community, and I hope you can also assist me along this adventure!

    Thanks for letting me know when you get a chance.


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  • #3

    John (Monday, 06 January 2014 16:59)

    Leuk hoor. Die foto van die dikke pad vind ik het leukst.

  • #2

    Jeroen (Thursday, 26 December 2013 13:05)

    Echt vette pics!

  • #1

    Bobby (Saturday, 09 March 2013 17:52)

    Looking good maatje! Vette verslagen, toffe foto's en hopelijk dit jaar nog veel meer van dat!