Reptiles and Amphibians

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Fiji banded iguana (Brachylophus fasciatus) captured with R5 an 70-200/4 in the Vienna Zoo (Schönbrunn).
Although behind glass, I am quite happy with the result.
Fijian iguanas are tree dwellers that are found only in the South Pacific on the island groups of Fiji, Tonga and the New Hebrides. The radical destruction of the rainforests and the introduction of rats and domestic cats brought the species to the brink of extinction. Along with the San Diego Zoo, the Vienna Zoo is the only zoo in the world that succeeded in breeding these lizards in 2007. Incidentally, these iguanas can change their color. When excited, they darken their green color.
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A little bit more on topic:
Presumably my last lizard pic of the year before they start to brumate.
I guess a male sand lizard (lacerta agilis) .

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You are, definitely.

Great topic :ROFLMAO: maybe worth another thread:
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I like you all, thank you (y)
When there is little excitement about cameras/lenses and when the birdies and critters are in short supply, threads do go in strange directions! It would be no contest, Click would take it and then Donald would claim it was rigged.;)

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First frog of the 2022 season. First it was too dry for them, now it is too cold for them.
Conservationist said lately they were counting just 25% of them during their annual migration to the spawning grounds.
This one was only willing to show me his back before it jumped away.

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First frog of the 2022 season. First it was too dry for them, now it is too cold for them.
Conservationist said lately they were counting just 25% of them during their annual migration to the spawning grounds.
It seems they've returned now. The numbers at the ponds are increasing.
Maybe this is the same one again but i also saw several others.

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A male sand lizard (lacerta agilis) as a "water-walker".
It was climbing through the reeds, maybe looking for bugs, maybe scared up by me (hopefully not).
Poor guy got bitten by ticks :( (see detail)

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Some male green frogs loosing their minds during their frogs' chorus.
Seems the left one mistakes the right one for a female - until the right one patience snaps ;)

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