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orionmystery
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Jan 01, 2018 23:38 |  #1

I went through all the images taken in 2017 and selected 73 of them for my blog post. Only eight allowed in the forum though.

Black-headed Cat Snake (Boiga nigriceps) from Sabah, Borneo.

IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4569/27223928799_e4e6c5b973_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/HtFK​yK  (external link) Boiga nigriceps_MG_8933 copy (external link) by Kurt (Orionmystery) G (external link), on Flickr

Malcolm's Pitviper (Trimeresurus malcolmi) from Sabah, Borneo.
IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4599/38335586554_df92d438a9_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/21pz​UhS  (external link) Trimeresurus malcolmi_MG_9130 copy (external link) by Kurt (Orionmystery) G (external link), on Flickr

In-situ shot of a really handsome File-eard Tree Frog (Polypedates otilophus). I love it when they pose naturally like this in typical tree frog pose! Lowland forest of Sarawak, Borneo (Malaysia).
IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4200/35171174366_f6cb807f8f_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/VzXs​N3  (external link) Polypedates otilophus_MG_7888 copy (external link) by Kurt (Orionmystery) G (external link), on Flickr

Check out this aptly named Violin Beetle (Mormolyce phyllodes borneensis) from the lowland forest of Sabah, Borneo. Only the second one I have ever seen!
IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4358/36654205881_8c31d97fc5_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/XR1o​oV  (external link) Mormolyce phyllodes borneensis_MG_8658 copy (external link) by Kurt (Orionmystery) G (external link), on Flickr

Newly eclosed Tropical Swallowtail Moth (Lyssa zampa), lowland forest of Peninsular Malaysia.
IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4341/36804865412_52a6497a2a_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Y5jy​e3  (external link) Lyssa zampa_MG_8411 copy (external link) by Kurt (Orionmystery) G (external link), on Flickr

One of the coolest herps from the Nov 2017 Borneo Herp Tour: Red-headed Krait (Bungarus flaviceps baluensis). Extremely shy too!
IMAGE: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4688/39024282271_e302de462d_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/22sr​DwX  (external link) Bungarus flaviceps baluensis_MG_9123 copy (external link) by Kurt (Orionmystery) G (external link), on Flickr

Poor man's Malayan Horned Frog - Perak Spadefoot Frog / Perak Horned Toad (Xenophrys aceras). He/she doesn't look too happy to see me. Highlands of Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. We also meet the other poor man's horned frog, i.e Xenophrys longipes.
IMAGE: https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2943/33075730951_62e02049c2_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/SoML​ti  (external link) Xenophrys aceras_MG_5869 copy (external link) by Kurt (Orionmystery) G (external link), on Flickr

Wonderful critter you come across while looking for snakes! Adult female Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus coronatus). Definitely one of the most well known and most beautiful species in the world. Peninsular Malaysia.
IMAGE: https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2893/33036716591_3556bf9d72_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/SkkN​RV  (external link) Hymenopus coronatus IMG_7932 copy (external link) by Kurt (Orionmystery) G (external link), on Flickr

All 73 of them here: http://orionmystery.bl​ogspot.my …orite-images-of-2017.html (external link)

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Jan 02, 2018 00:30 |  #2

Excellent selection Kurt.
Happy new year :)
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Jan 02, 2018 19:43 |  #3

All great shots, most of which I recall, except the File-eard Tree Frog. That thing looks so strange as to be other-worldly.
Congrats and thanks for sharing.




  
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Jan 03, 2018 09:48 |  #4

Just awesome. Can't even pick a favorite. Love the colors on the mantis image though.


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Jan 04, 2018 05:04 |  #5

Thanks, Brian, Keith, Steven.

LordV wrote in post #18531387 (external link)
Excellent selection Kurt.
Happy new year :)
Brian V.

Keith Newton wrote in post #18532055 (external link)
All great shots, most of which I recall, except the File-eard Tree Frog. That thing looks so strange as to be other-worldly.
Congrats and thanks for sharing.

stevendillonphoto wrote in post #18532450 (external link)
Just awesome. Can't even pick a favorite. Love the colors on the mantis image though.


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Jan 04, 2018 15:34 |  #6

Wow !
very nice pictures.




  
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Jan 06, 2018 05:46 |  #7

Superb selection Kirt, your standard is so high it must have been tricky.


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Mar 02, 2018 01:07 |  #8

Super Kurt! Nice beautiful photos :-)!




  
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Mar 08, 2018 12:57 |  #9

Brilliant pictures Kurk, I could not pick a favourite.

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Mar 08, 2018 15:20 |  #10

Spectacularly beautiful, and superb quality. If I had to choose a favourite, it would be between the snakes and the tree frog, but I must have a look at your blog to see if you have any more moth shots....


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Mar 08, 2018 17:29 |  #11

Just looked at your blog, Kurt - wonderful creatures, the snakes in particular are quite stunning. I urge anyone reading this to have a look themselves, providing you don't suffer from ophidiophobia, herpetophobia or arachnophobia.;-)a One small complaint, though : not enough moths!


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