PIKNU
  1. coloradoherping

#coloradoherping Photos & Videos

coloradoherping - 760 posts

So I will start by taking full credit for bringing this beast into the herping and conservation community (so give him a follow!). Luckily he hasn’t screwed up anything too badly yet! Happy Birthday to Mr. Ryan Borgmann (@no_coast_photography). You’re one of the greatest people Sean and I have ever gotten to herp with and we are happy to call you a friend. One of the most talented photographers I’ve ever seen, always so happy and optimistic, and one of the most fun, reliable guys out there. Thank you for all you do to help make the herp community a more positive place! I look forward to getting out in the field with you more, even though you don’t find any of the snakes... 😅😂 (swipe for some memory gems!) #Herping #Colorado #ColoradoWildlife #Wildlife #Snakes #BirthdayPost #ColoradoSnakes #Coachwhip #Hiking #Canon #ColoradoHerping #Canon #HerpingColorado #Photography #NoCoastPhotography #NoCoast #thecoloradosnakehunters

It’s winter time in Colorado. It’s cold, it’s miserable, and I want to go back to finding cool snakes under rocks. Until then, here’s a photo of a bright orange Ground Snake with the thick black banding. #Colorado #ColoradoWildlife #Wildlife #Snakes #ColoradoSnakes #GroundSnake #VariableGroundSnake #Spring #OrangeSnake #Hiking #Sonora #SonoraSemiannulata #Canon #ColoradoHerping #Herping #Canon #Photography #WildlifePhotography #HerpingColorado #thecoloradosnakehunters

Here's a pretty green prairie rattlesnake (crotalus viridis) from a fun morning with @specksnleps in Colorado a few months ago. I heard the snakes up there aren't moving around like they were at that time ❄️

Wouldn’t be Hogtober without your basic Western Hognose post. This particular specimen was spotted by @ryanurbanek and subsequently curled up in an incredibly photogenic pose within some cacti. Always a pleasure to see these guys out in eastern CO. -Sean- #Colorado #ColoradoWildlife #Wildlife #Snakes #ColoradoSnakes #Hognose #WesternHognose #Summer #PlainsHognose #Believe #Hiking #Cactus #Heterodon #HeterodonNasicus #Reptiles #ColoradoHerping #Herping #Nikon #HerpingColorado #TheColoradoSnakeHunters

I am super excited to officially announce and welcome the 6th species of turtle to the state of Colorado! It’s been a long time coming to get the Smooth Softshell (Apalone mutica) State Record sorted out, but the end result is still incredible. Two individuals are officially documented for the state record, one found by myself (with Rob and Nick Kruetzer and Anthony Berardi) in the Purgatorie River and another by Lauren Livo in the Arkansas (both Otero County). Since the initial records, now published in Herp Review Issue 50.3, I have documented an additional observation with two other known sightings taking place. Thank you to Lauren Livo for helping with the record and writing up this publication, as well as the other COPARC members noted for their contributions. I’m excited to see what’s next and it’s time to add some more observations for this species! #StateRecord #ColoradoHerping #Herping #Colorado #Turtles #SmoothSoftshellTurtle #SmoothSoftshell #ColoradoWildlife #ColoradoParksandWildlife #ColoradoPARC #PARC #COPARC #Conservation #SaveTheTurtles #Apalone #ApaloneMutica #ColoradoTurtles #Reptiles #Photography #TheColoradoSnakeHunters

Happy Birthday to the one and only Thomas! Thomas started herping with Sean & I only two months ago but has already become part of the crew. One of the greatest and most fun guys I’ve ever had the privilege to get out in the field with. Both Thomas and I are in the Natural Resources College at CSU, so this is just the beginning of many incredible adventures we will have, so watch for this up and coming birder-turned-herper. Excited to see what 20 has in store for you @im_th 👌🏼 #Herping #Colorado #ColoradoHerping #Wildlife #ColoradoWildlife #Snakes #Birding #GarterSnake #ThamnophisSirtalis #NightSnake #DogRescuer #PrayingMantis #WaterSnake #Reptiles #NorthernWaterSnake #RacerAt6AM #TheColoradoSnakeHunters

What kind of lizard is this?
#coloradoherping
#coloradoherp
#lizard
#coloradowild

This #prairierattlesnake was seen a few times over a week or two. He was looking really good out in the sun. I’m calling him #Batman #crotalus #crotalusviridis #rattlesnake #snake #herping #herpingcolorado #coloradoherping

I was fortunate enough to cruise this adult Longnose snake a few weeks ago in Bent County Colorado. This is my first adult Longnose I’ve ever seen in Colorado, and it was definitely one of the most incredible moments of my summer. -Sean- #Snakes #ColorfulSnakes #ColoradoSnakes #Longnose #LongnoseSnakes #RhinocheliusLecontei #ColoradoLongnose #SummerSnakes #Colors #ColoradoWildlife #Wildlife #Colorado #Morphology #AdaptationEnvironmentalServices #Survey #Reptiles #Herping #SummerHerping #ColoradoHerping #HerpingColorado #Nikon #Photography #RespectAndProtect #SaveSnakes #Summer #August #2019 #TheColoradoSnakeHunters

Adult male Western Garter Snake in Denver Colorado
#coloradoherping

Nothing much, just a little pile of prairie rattlesnakes, most likely all gravid females getting together in to catch some rays! How many snakes can you spot? All snakes were left undisturbed to ensure they can continue cooking up their babies in peace! With @specksnleps

Met up with the homie @travisrazz when he rolled through #colorado over the past weekend. The snakes sure didn’t disappoint!
#crotalus #rattlesnake #crotalusviridis #coloradoherping #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Prairie rattlesnake (crotalus viridis) as found the other day. Thanks to @specksnleps I got to see quite a few of these guys doing their thing, but this snake was definitely the pick of the bunch

My lifer Bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer) as cruised in Colorado last summer. Despite having seen troves of Gophersnakes here in CA, this species was still at the top of my target list. It wasn't until the very last night around midnight that I finally found one, which is odd considering they are generally pretty easy to find.

#lifer #herping #fieldherping #herpetology #roadcruising #pituophiscatenifer #pituophis #bullsnake #colorado #coloradoherping

My first snake of Colorado! A Wandering Garter Snake. This little one was sunning out on the grass in front of our apartment. Probably would have never noticed it had I not looked down and saw Chloe was standing on it lol. She was completely unawares too. Can't wait to see what all wildlife Colorado has in store for me!!

Prairie rattlesnake (crotalus viridis) as flipped by @chrissid24 a few months ago, and yes that is snow in the background. The weather took a dump on us the last time passing through Colorado but we were still able to turn up some snakes, hoping to see even more going back through in a couple weeks!

Last night was a quality over quantity kind of night on the western slope of CO.
#crotalus #rattlesnake #crotalusoreganusconcolor #midgetfadedrattlesnake #coloradoherping #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #colorado

This crew right here was one of my favorite I’ve ever gotten a chance to herp with! We found found this nice Crotalus viridis and Texas Horned Lizard during sunset, so those two plus the company made it a memorable night. COPARC trips are always the best trips #COPARC #ColoradoHerping #ColoradoHerpers #Rattlesnake #RoadCruising #Sunset #TexasHornedLizard #HornyToad #PrairieRattler #SoutheastColorado #LaJunta #OteroCounty #Crotalusviridis #Viridis #PrairieRattlesnake #NextGeneration #TheColoradoSnakeHunters

One of my favorite sights to see in CO! Now that we’re in the heat of the summer, the snakes are spread out doing various things. It’ll be a couple months before they give birth and I’ll get to see a new generation of little rattlers! They’ll return to their wintering sites shortly after!
#crotalus #rattlesnake #crotalusviridis #prairierattlesnake #colorado #coloradoherping #naturephotography #wildlifephotography

While carp fishing watch your step while walking in the tall grasses! I almost squished this cutie but we shook hands and called it good! 🤝 #fishing #flyfishing #carpfishing #bullsnake #fatty #friends #watchyourstep #cutesnake #colorado #getoutside #stayoutside #respectlife #tongue #mustache #herping #herpetology #coloradoherping #colubrid #snakesofinstagram

Relocating bull snakes at work is always a plus! And gives me a chance to talk about their importance in a environment!! #snakelove #bullsnake #colorado #work #herplife #herping #coloradoherping #colubrid #constrictor #dowhatyoulove #getoutside #explore #herpetology

Some snakes from the past weekend with @chrissid24
#colorado #coloradoherping #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

Be #careful where you put your hands. Thankfully this #prairierattlesnake didn’t mistake my fingers for food, or feel threatened enough to strike when I flipped this cement the first time, when my fingers weren’t so strategically placed #rattlesnake #snake #herping #herpingcolorado #coloradoherping

I was promptly given a kiss on the nose shortly after this photo 😬
#bullsnake #bullsnakesofinstagram #bullsnakes #colorado #coloradoherping #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #pituophis #pituophiscatenifersayi

Why did the box turtle cross the road? To get to the other side 😂😂. This is the time of year that drivers need to be extra vigilant and watch the roads for our slower moving Earth-dwellers. I had to move this little guy (red eyes = male) out from the middle of the road to the side he was trying to get to. Safe travels.
.
.
.
.
#colorado #coloradowildlife #plainswildlife #turtle #boxturtle #redeyes #middleoftheroad #gettotheotherside #roadhazard #coloradoherping

Been waiting to get out looking for some snakes! Glad to have @tiffmaul and her sweet 📸 skills to show what we found!! #bullsnake #herping #coloradoherping #herplife #herps #herpetology #colorado #dowhatyoulove #getoutside #roadcruising #snakes #cutesnake #basking #explore

A nice concolor found with @chrissid24 on our way home from our most recent trip. These little snakes are incredible, one of my favorites here in my home state of CO.
#crotalus #crotalusoreganusconcolor #midgetfadedrattlesnake #midgetfaded #rattlesnake #coloradoherping #wildlifephotography

Little dude made an evening appearance!! #ColoradoHerping #PaintedTurtle #Herping #NativeReptile

Ran into an amazing bull snake on the way home from the barn today!

#snakesunningitself #bullsnake #wildlifewildspaces #wildlife #longmontwildlife #snakesofinstagram #herping #coloradoherping

In situ prairie rattlesnake (crotalus viridis) from last week in Colorado. This snake was found coming out of her den on her own to bask in dappled sunlight in sub 50 degree temperature! She ended up chilling(quite literally if you ask me) right at the entrance, and we let her do her thing

Flower viridis from a nice spring morning in CO

#crotalus #rattlesnake #crotalusviridis #prairierattlesnake #coloradoherping

It’s time for some frogsong! This is earlier than I remember the seasonal nightly chorus, but still a pleasure to hear.
.
.
.
.
.
#colorado #coloradowildlife #frogsong #toadsandfrogs #coloradoherping #frogs #nightchorus #easterncolorado #plainsecosystem

In Colorado, these little snakes are often overlooked. Lined Snakes get their name for the obvious reason, but my favorite part about them is their one of the most photogenic snakes! We got to see several the past few days, but this one from Southeast Colorado last year still takes the cake as one of my favorites of this species. #LinedSnakes #TropidoclonionLineatum #Tropidoclonion #LinedSnake #GardenSnake #SoutheastColorado #Snakes #Reptiles #CuteSnakes #Photography #Herping #ColoradoSnakes #ColoradoHerping #Canon #CanonPhotography #HerpingColorado #Spring #SpringSnakes #Flipping #Wildlife #ColoradoWildlife #Photogenic #Lines #ArtsySnake #ConservationThroughEducation #TheColoradoSnakeHunters

When it snowed 3+ inches on Monday, I thought I would have to wait until my next trip through Colorado to see my first prairie rattlesnake, but BIG thanks to @chrissid24 for taking us out, as well as @specksnleps for his help, to find my first snow snakes! Definitely a new experience for this Arizona dude 😂

Though I’d rather be looking for Specks or Leps 24/7, CO is my home, and May means the month of the milk snakes (although June is shaping up to be just as good). Found with the homie @chrissid24
#milksnake #lampropeltis #coloradoherping #colorado

There’s nothing hard or challenging about flipping boards in a field, but it’s May and it’s Colorado so I guess it’s required. As always with @specksnleps #wedontcountsnakes #fieldherping #milksnake #herpingcolorado #coloradoherping

So it’s last #SeniorSunday for me and I’ve decided to make my first post about it. Next year I am thrilled be attending Colorado State University to continue my passion for conservation by pursuing a Bachelors in Wildlife Biology. It’s been a wild ride so far, I can’t thank everyone who has helped me as I grew up in this hobby, and I’m excited to see where the next chapter takes me! #YesThatIsASnakeOnMyNeck #Conservation #ConservationThroughEducation #ColoStateBound #ColoradoStateUniversity #CSU #WildlifeBiology #Biology #College #GraduatingHighSchool #Colorado #ColoradoHerping #Herping #Snakes #SnakeConservation #NextChapter #Rams #TheColoradoSnakeHunters

Clear water makes for fun photographs of Painted Turtles. Painted Turtles are a commonly seen species in early spring and makes for some awesome opportunities to observe and photograph this species! This little guy is from back in 2017 and I wanted to bring out a turtle photo to show them some love. #Turtles #PaintedTurtle #Chrysemys #ChrysemysPicta #Painted #Turtle #ColoradoWildlife #Wildlife #Colorado #Photography #Spring #SpringWildlife #Canon #ColoradoPhotography #Herping #ColoradoHerping #SaveTheTurtles #ILikeTurtles #ConservationThroughEducation #RespectAndProtect #TheColoradoSnakeHunters

The Prairie Lizard, Sceloporus consibrinus, is part of the most wide spread genus of Lizard in the Western US. These lizards are some of the most variable and commonly seen. In Colorado, we are lucky to see these lizards in just about every part of the state. This yearling was found in Southeastern Colorado last spring. #Lizard #Lizards #Sceloporus #SceloporusConsibrinus #PrairieLizard #Prairie #Reptiles #Colorado #ColoradoWildlife #Wildlife #ColoradoLizards #ColoradoReptiles #RespectAndProtect #HerpingColorado #ColoradoHerping #SaveReptiles #Photography #SoutheasternColorado #TheColoradoSnakeHunters

It’s almost my favorite time of year again... Sauga Season! Massasauga Rattlesnakes in Colorado emerge from their dens very spring and make the dash to their summer foraging grounds. The opposite happens in the fall as they all travel back to the dens, which is is when this photo was taken (October 2017). #Massasauga #Snakes #MassasaugaRattlesnake #Rattlesnake #PygmyRattlesnake #Sistrurus #Sistrurustergeminus #Sistrurustergeminusedwardsii #DesertMassasauga #SnakeMigration #Migration #Spring #Snake #SnakeEmergence #PygmyRattler #Photography #Canon #Colorado #ColoradoWildlife #ColoradoSnakes #ColoradoRattlesnakes #ColoradoHerping #HerpingColorado #Herping #Spring #SpringWildlife #SaveSnakes #TheColoradoSnakeHunters

The first snakes that emerge every year in Southeast Colorado are these pretty fossorials. The Ground Snake (Sonora semiannulata) emerge after the snow melts and early spring rains arrive. This little snake was found in mid-April last spring on a rocky shale hillside where it spent the winter. #GroundSnake #Sonora #OrangeSnake #ColoradoWildlife #Colorado #Herping #ColoradoHerping #HerpingColorqdo #Snakes #Fossorial #VariableGroundSnake #SonoraSemiannulata #Reptiles #ColoradoSnakes #SoutheastColorado #OteroCounty #Grasslands #Rockflipping #Photography #Wildlife #WinterSnakes #SpringSnakes #Spring #TheColoradoSnakeHunters

Snake even of the same species can be quite different looking in pattern or color. These two juvenile Longnose Snakes were flipped under the same rock last spring on a wet, misty day in Southeast Colorado. One individual showed no orange coloration, while the other had quite a bit! People often think that snakes have a small range of morphological variation, but in reality it’s very large (even in one immediate area). #Snakes #ColorfulSnakes #ColoradoSnakes #Longnose #LongnoseSnakes #RhinocheliusLecontei #ColoradoLongnose #SpringSnakes #ColorVariation #Colors #ColoradoWildlife #Wildlife #Colorado #Morphology #BabySnakes #Reptiles #Herping #SpringHerping #ColoradoHerping #HerpingColorado #Canon #Photography #RespectAndProtect #SaveSnakes #Spring #April #2018 #TheColoradoSnakeHunters

For #WorldFrogDay I want to share photos of my favorite frog species, and my Lifer, Canyon Tree Frog (Hyla arenicolor) from back in 2017! Seeing this individual hanging out on a massive boulder was absolutely incredible, and I was super excited! What’s your favorite frog?! #InSitu #Amphibians #InSituPhotography #Frogs #WorldFrogDay2019 #Hyla #HylaArenicolor #CanyonTreeFrog #TreeFrog #ColoradoTreeFrog #TreeFrogs #Colorado #ColoradoWildlife #Wildlife #ColoradoPhotography #WildlifePhotography #Canon #Herping #ColoradoHerping #HerpingColorado #YouTube #SaveTheFrogs #TheColoradoSnakeHunters

For our 100th post I want to highlight the snake that really took us for a wild ride the past few years. This first image is a Speckled King Snake from Colorado found in 2014, and the second image is a Speckled King Snake from Colorado found in 2018. It took us over 5 years to find my second and Sean’s first, but this is the species that created a passion for incredible adventures. What’s reptiles and amphibians have created memories and has led to adventures?! - Hunter & Sean #GetOutside #TheColoradoSnakeHunters #100thPost #SpeckledKingsnake #ColoradoSpeckledKingsnake #Lampropeltis #Colorado #ColoradoSnakes #Reptiles #ColoradoReptiles #RareSnakes #Lampropeltisholbrooki #Adventures #Herping #ColoradoHerping #HerpingColorado #Kingsnakes #ColoradoWildlife #Wildlife #Snakes #Photography #Conservation #Nature #NaturePhotography #SaveTheSnakes #ReptilesofInstagram #SnakesofInstagram

Top #coloradoherping posts

Here's a pretty green prairie rattlesnake (crotalus viridis) from a fun morning with @specksnleps in Colorado a few months ago. I heard the snakes up there aren't moving around like they were at that time ❄️

Swipe right for some of our finds of the day. We managed to find 10 live Desert Massassaugas, 4 live Prairie Rattlesnakes, and 1 live Yellow-bellied Racer. Massassaugas are rare in most parts of Colorado, but once you get into their strong-hold range, they can be incredibly common. These snakes have officially taken over as my favorite snake species of all time (yes even beating out Kingsnakes for now)... #Massassauga #DesertMassassauga #Sistrurus #SistrurusTergeminus #Rattlesnake #PygmyRattlesnake #Snakes #Herping #ColoradoHerping #October #Colorado #ColoradoSnakes #KeepCalmAndHerpOn #Conservation #YouTube #ColoradoSnakeHunters

By far the most gorgeous and tan Desert Massassauga I've seen while on my way to Survey with @adaptationenvironmental This was a gravid female that was out cooking babies on the road and with her perfect camouflage she was barely visible on the road. #Massassauga #DesertMassauga #Herping #Sistrurus #SistrurusTergeminus #SistrurusTergeminusEdwardsii #Rattlesnake #Rattlesnakes #ColoradoHerping #Snake #Snakes #ColoradoSnakes #RoadCruising #Pregnant #Gravid #Rattler #Sandhills #DirtRoads #Colorado #Nature #Wildlife #ColoradoWildlife #ColoradoSnakeHunters

A very defensive Western Coachwhip that Sean and I flipped at an abandoned house. This reddish-brown Coachwhip appears to be the one I found at a similar time two years prior, and it was an amazing snake to photograph. #Coachwhip #WesternCoachwhip #Herping #Coluber #Masticophis #Coluberflagellum #ColuberFlagellumTestaceus #Racer #BigSnakes #RedSnake #Masticophisflagellumtestaceus #ColoradoHerping #Snake #Snakes #ColoradoSnakes #RoadCruising #Photography #Reptiles #YouTune #Sandhills #DirtRoads #Colorado #Nature #Wildlife #ColoradoWildlife #ColoradoSnakeHunters

Mama Rattlesnake and likely her baby. It's the middle of winter, and that means the soonest we will see snakes in Colorado will be at Den Sites. These are my favorite Rattlesnake Den shots from last spring #Rattlesnakes #PrairieRattler #PrairieRattlesnake #Crotalusviridis #Viridis #Herping #SnakeDen #Colorado #RattlesnakeDen #Snake #Snakes #ColoradoHerping #Rattler #Hibernation #Hibernaculum #ColoradoWildlife #BabySnake #BabyRattlesnake #Wildlife #Photography #Spring #YouTube #ColoradoSnakeHunters

Some of the most gorgeous snakes in Colorado, the Eastern Yellow-bellied Racers are a common species that turns up every once in a while. This one from the North Table Mountain Survey was a welcome surprise. #Snakes #Racer #EasternYellowBelliedRacer #YellowBelliedRacer #FastSnake #GreenSnake #NorthTableMountain #JeffersonCounty #JeffCo #JeffersonCountyOpenSpace #SnakeSurvey #Survey #NorthTableMountain #Photography #Colorado #ColoradoSnakes #ColoradoWildlife #Herping #ColoradoHerping #ColoradoSnakeHunters

Working at North Table Mountain with @adaptationenvironmental this summer was amazing! Here is CV17 (first 2) and CV13 (last 3) which were two of our consistent study specimens that we radio-tracked. #Snakes #Herping #Rattlesnakes #Rattler #Rattlesnake #PrairieRattler #PrairieRattlesnake #Snakes #Crotalus #Crotalusviridis #Viridis #ColoradoHerping #ColoradoWildlife #ColoradoSnakes #YouTube #Conservation #RadioTracking #SnakeHunting #JeffCo #OpenSpace #JeffCoOpenspace #NorthTableMountain #NTM #ColoradoSnakeHunters

Me and Hunter with a juvenile Western Coachwhip (Coluber flagellum testaceus) just seconds before it suddenly darted off the road. Extremely fun to cruise one of these guys in Lincoln County, Colorado - Sean (October 22, 2016)
#Herping #ColoradoHerping #Coachwhip #Colorado #RoadCruising #Youtube #Photography #WesternCoachwhip #Coluber #Coluberflagellum #Coluberflagellumtestaceus #Masticophis #Masticophisflagellum #Masticophisflagellumtestaceus #Racer #FastSnake #ColoradoWildlife #ColoradoSnakes #Reptiles #Snakes #Herps #Herpetofauna #October #Fall #Adventures #ColoradoSnakeHunters

Next Page