C. M. Kosemen

C. M. Kosemen

Artist and Researcher




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Field herping

I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said that reptiles and amphibians (herptiles) were my favourite animals. Wherever I go, I try to find them, catch them, and photograph them. “Field herping”, as enthusiasts call it, is a great hobby, full of discoveries and wonder. Here is a collection of my field herping photographs; catalogued by country; with the associated date, habitat, location and altitude data. The genders of the animals are also indicated whenever possible.

I also register all Turkish herptile photos I take at the ADAMEROS - the Amphibian and Reptile Monitoring & Photography Society of Turkey.

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Turkey and Turkish North Cyprus


Worm snake
Xerotyphlops vermicularis
Tekirova - ANTALYA / TURKEY
26.4.2016 | Altitude: 5 m.


Mediterranean spur-thighed Tortoise
Testudo graeca
Ortaköy - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
29.3.2013 | Altitude: 40 m.


Mediterranean spur-thighed Tortoise
Testudo graeca
Finike - ANTALYA / TURKEY
29.3.2013 | Altitude: 705 m.


Rock agama
Stellagama stellio
Şirince - IZMIR / TURKEY
24.4.2013 | Altitude: 350 m.


Rock agama
Stellagama stellio
Salamis - TURKISH NORTH CYPRUS
23.5.2015 | Altitude: 6 m.


Balkan wall lizard
Podarcis tauricus
Tuzla - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
12.9.2006 | Altitude: 19 m.


Italian wall lizard
Podarcis siculus
Üsküdar - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
15.6.2015 | Altitude: 40 m.


Italian wall lizard
Podarcis siculus
Bağlarbaşı - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
29.8.2011 | Altitude: 80 m.


Phoenician lizard
Phoenicolacerta laevis
Köyceğiz - MUĞLA / TURKEY
13.6.2016 | Altitude: 8 m.


Phoenician lizard
Phoenicolacerta laevis ♂ & ♀
Köyceğiz - MUĞLA / TURKEY
13.6.2016 | Altitude: 3 m.


Levantine marsh frog
Pelophylax bedriagae
Ortakent - MUĞLA / TURKEY
20.8.2017 | Altitude: 2 m.


Levantine marsh frog
Pelophylax bedriagae
Tekirova - ANTALYA / TURKEY
27.4.2016 | Altitude: 30 m.


Snake-eyed lizard
Ophisops elegans
Şirince - İZMİR / TURKEY
25.8.2018 | Altitude: 366 m.


Snake-eyed lizard
Ophisops elegans
Rizokarpaso (Dipkarpaz) - TURKISH NORTH CYPRUS
24.4.2015 | Altitude: 160 m.


Snake-eyed lizard
Ophisops elegans
Seyitören - ESKİŞEHİR / TURKEY
8.5.2017 | Altitude: 800 m.


Grass snake
Natrix natrix
Polonezköy - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
9.5.2015 | Altitude: 196 m.


Kotschy's gecko
Mediodactylus kotschyi danilewskii
Bağlarbaşı - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
9.6.2010 | Altitude: 120 m.


Kotschy's gecko
Mediodactylus kotschyi danilewskii
Mt. Tahtalı - ANTALYA / TURKEY
15.5.2015 | Altitude: 800 m.


Kotschy's gecko
Mediodactylus kotschyi danilewskii
Mt. Tahtalı - ANTALYA / TURKEY
15.5.2015 | Altitude: 800 m.


Kotschy's gecko
Mediodactylus kotschyi danilewskii
Göynük - ANTALYA / TURKEY
25.4.2016 | Altitude: 60 m.


Anatolian thin-toed gecko
Mediodactylus heterocercum
Mardin - MARDIN / TURKEY
25.4.2016 | Altitude: 60 m.


Anatolian thin-toed gecko
Mediodactylus heterocercum
Mardin - MARDIN / TURKEY
25.4.2016 | Altitude: 58 m.


Striped terrapin
Mauremys rivulata
Köyceğiz - MUĞLA / TURKEY
13.6.2016 | Altitude: 2 m.


Eastern Montpelier snake
Malpolon insignitus
Sarayören - ESKİŞEHİR / TURKEY
8.5.2017 | Altitude: 800 m.


Levantine viper
Macrovipera lebetina
Salamis - TURKISH NORTH CYPRUS
23.4.2015 | Altitude: 6 m.


Turkish gecko
Hemidactylus turcicus
Üsküdar - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
9.8.2011 | Altitude: 120 m.


Turkish gecko
Hemidactylus turcicus
Kuzguncuk - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
6.8.2013 | Altitude: 5 m.


Turkish gecko
Hemidactylus turcicus
Etiler - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
24.5.2019 | Altitude: 150 m.


Turkish gecko
Hemidactylus turcicus
Bitez - MUĞLA / TURKEY
30.8.2016 | Altitude: 150 m.


Modest snake
Eirenis modestus
Göynük - ANTALYA / TURKEY
25.4.2016 | Altitude: 100 m.


Smooth snake
Coronella austriaca
Doğancılar - ANKARA / TURKEY
9.9.2004 | Altitude: 1098 m.


Ocellated skink
Chalcides ocellatus
Mehmetçik (Galateia) - TURKISH NORTH CYPRUS
22.4.2015 | Altitude: 40 m.


Green toad
Bufotes (=Pseudepidalea) viridis
Üsküdar - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
2.6.2010 | Altitude: 20 m.


Green toad
Bufotes (=Pseudepidalea) variabilis
Üsküdar - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
4.9.2007 | Altitude: 100 m.


Anatolian worm lizard
Blanus strauchi ♂ & ♀
Gümüşlük - MUĞLA / TURKEY
22.5.2017 | Altitude: 220 m.


Anatolian worm lizard
Blanus strauchi
Kıyıkışlacık (Iasos) - MUĞLA / TURKEY
18.5.2018 | Altitude: 5 m.


Pelasgian rock lizard
Anatololacerta pelasgiana
Kumluca/Çıralı - ANTALYA / TURKEY
15.5.2015 | Altitude: 5 m.


Pelasgian rock lizard
Anatololacerta pelasgiana
Göynük - ANTALYA / TURKEY
25.4.2016 | Altitude: 65 m.


Schreiber's fringe-toed lizard
Acanthodactylus schreiberi
Salamis - TURKISH NORTH CYPRUS
23.4.2015 | Altitude: 6 m.


Snake-eyed skink
Ablepharus kitaibellii
Kuruçeşme - ISTANBUL / TURKEY
7.10.2017 | Altitude: 63 m.


Budak's juniper skink
Ablepharus budaki
Tekirova - ANTALYA / TURKEY
26.4.2016 | Altitude: 5 m.

 

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Greece


Rock agama
Stellagama stellio
Symi - DODECANESE / GREECE
5.8.2014 | Altitude: 3 m.


Green toad
Bufotes (=Pseudepidalea) viridis
Plaka - ATTICA / GREECE
10.8.2007 | Altitude: 67 m.


Anatolian rock lizard
Anatololacerta oertzeni
Rhodes - DODECANESE / GREECE
1.8.2014 | Altitude: 21 m.


Anatolian rock lizard
Anatololacerta oertzeni
Epano Kalamonas, Rhodes - DODECANESE / GREECE
3.8.2014 | Altitude: 202 m.

 

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Italy / Sardinia


Moorish Gecko
Tarentola mauritanica
Torre dei Corsari - SARDINIA / ITALY
20.5.2016 | Altitude: 12 m.


Tyrrhenian wall lizard
Podarcis tiliguerta
Cala Gonone - SARDINIA / ITALY
23.5.2016 | Altitude: 2 m.


Tyrrhenian wall lizard
Podarcis tiliguerta
Cala Gonone - SARDINIA / ITALY
23.5.2016 | Altitude: 3 m.



Tyrrhenian wall lizard
Podarcis tiliguerta
Cala Gonone - SARDINIA / ITALY
24.5.2016 | Altitude: 3 m.


Tyrrhenian wall lizard
Podarcis tiliguerta
Cala Gonone - SARDINIA / ITALY
24.5.2016 | Altitude: 3 m.


Italian wall lizard
Podarcis siculus
Orosei - SARDINIA / ITALY
25.5.2016 | Altitude: 6 m.


Italian wall lizard
Podarcis siculus
Orosei - SARDINIA / ITALY
25.5.2016 | Altitude: 6 m.

 

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Italy / Sicily


Moorish Gecko
Tarentola mauritanica
AGRIGENTO - SICILY / ITALY
22.9.2015 | Altitude: 68 m.


Moorish Gecko
Tarentola mauritanica
Scopello - SICILY / ITALY
22.9.2019 | Altitude: 103 m.


Italian wall lizard
Podarcis waglerianus ?
Taormina - SICILY / ITALY
19.9.2015 | Altitude: 176 m.


Italian wall lizard
Podarcis waglerianus
Selinunte - SICILY / ITALY
24.9.2015 | Altitude: 31 m.


Italian wall lizard
Podarcis waglerianus
Scopello - SICILY / ITALY
26.9.2015 | Altitude: 103 m.

 

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Lebanon


Phoenician lizard
Phoenicolacerta laevis
Byblos - MONT LIBAN / LEBANON
17.11.2010 | Altitude: 10 m.

 

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United States of America


Aquatic garter snake
Thamnophis atratus
Coos Bay - OREGON / U.S.A
3.7.2016 | Altitude: 2 m.


Ensatina
Ensatina eschscholtzii
Port Orford - OREGON / U.S.A
6.7.2016 | Altitude: 10 m.

 

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Australia


Keelback snake ?
Tropidonophis mairii ?
Cape Gloucester - QUEENSLAND / AUSTRALIA
13.2.2015 | Altitude: 5 m.


Marine toad
Rhinella marina
Airlie Beach- QUEENSLAND / AUSTRALIA
12.2.2015 | Altitude: 6 m.


White's treefrog
Litoria caerulea
Cape Gloucester - QUEENSLAND / AUSTRALIA
13.2.2015 | Altitude: 5 m.


Striped marsh frog
Limnodynastes peronii
Alexandria, Sydney - NEW SOUTH WALES / AUSTRALIA
04.2.2015 | Altitude: 18 m.


Rainbow skink
Lampropholis delicata
Alexandria, Sydney - NEW SOUTH WALES / AUSTRALIA
04.2.2015 | Altitude: 18 m.



Asian house gecko
Hemidactylus frenatus
Cape Gloucester - QUEENSLAND / AUSTRALIA
13.2.2015 | Altitude: 5 m.


Eastern water-skink
Eulamprus quoyii

Bondi, Sydney - NEW SOUTH WALES / AUSTRALIA
09.2.2015 | Altitude: 5 m.


Eastern two-line dragon
Diporiphora australis

La Perouse, Sydney - NEW SOUTH WALES / AUSTRALIA
06.2.2015 | Altitude: 3 m.


Wall Skink
Cryptoblepharus virgatus
Alexandria, Sydney - NEW SOUTH WALES / AUSTRALIA
03.2.2015 | Altitude: 17 m.

 

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