Kolasin mountain range

 

Reptiles & Amphibians

 

06-2011

fire salamander

Salamandra salamandra

larvae

alpine newt

Ichthyosaura alpestris

>40

common newt

Lissotriton vulgaris

10

common toad

Bufo bufo

1

yellow-bellied toad

Bombina variegata

>10

common tree frog

Hyla arborea

3

common frog

Rana temporaria

1

Eastern green lizard

Lacerta viridis

5

sand lizard

Lacerta agilis

2

viviparous lizard

Zootoca vivipara

>10

Common wall Lizard

Podarcis muralis

>10

Asculapian snake

Zamenis longissimus

1

grass snake

Natrix natrix

2

dice snake

Natrix tessellata

1

meadow viper

Vipera ursinii

2

adder

Vipera berus bosniensis

2

 

 

 

  • Montenegro_©_Bart_Siebelink2011-27

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    Waiting for the meadow vipers. It's 9.30 a.m., 9 °C, at 1900 a.s.l. The mist stayed untill noon, we found our first viper around 2.30 p.m.

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  • MNE_opgoedgeluk_BV

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    While waiting for the fog to disappear, Bart explores new techniques to capture the landscape. It didn't work out, this time...

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  • MNE_jeneverbes1_BV

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    Dead junipers and colourful violets.

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  • macrops612

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    Vipera ursinii macrops and its observers.

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    A male Vipera berus bosniensis.

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    Vipera berus bosniensis.

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  • Montenegro_©_Bart_Siebelink2011-22

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    Arjan and Ronald were very fulfilled with the 'score of the day': two Vipera berus bosniensis and two Vipera ursinii macrops. Both species seem to share the same habitat.

    Montenegro_©_Bart_Siebelink2011-22
  • © Bart Siebelink2011-37

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    Cell phones all around the globe. This was on our way down to the inhabited world.

    © Bart Siebelink2011-37
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    After-dinner stroll in Kolašin.

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  • bloemenwei612

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    In case there are no herps around: many meadows in Montenegro are a photographer's paradise.

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  • Bart Siebelink@Montenegro2011-7

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    Arjan capturing a skipper with his camera. This particular meadow was very rich in flowers and butterflies. We spent a long time here.

    Bart Siebelink@Montenegro2011-7
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    Obviously a blue.

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  • MNE_insecten_BV

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    Two species of bee fly (Bombyliidae): Bombylius major (left) and Bombylius punctatus (right).

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  • vliegopbloem612

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    A supernatural fly.

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  • MNE_Esparcette2_BV

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    Esparcet (Onobrychis viciifolia).

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  • hooiberg612

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    Stitarika valley.

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  • Bart Siebelink@Montenegro2011-4

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    This lady crossed the pasture lands with a small herd of cows and white goats.

    Bart Siebelink@Montenegro2011-4
  • © Bart Siebelink2011-25

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    Prunner's ringlet (Erebia triaria) heating up in the morning sun.

    © Bart Siebelink2011-25
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    A brook near Biogradsko Jezero.

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  • © Bart Siebelink2011-28

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    A young grass snake at the bank of the clear, blue lake in Biogradska Gora National Park. The lake is surrounded by primeval forests.

    © Bart Siebelink2011-28
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    Alpine newt (Ichthyosaura alpestris), found in a small pool in the forest.

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    Landscape near Bukumirsko Jezero.

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    A giant common toad (Bufo bufo spinosus).

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  • MNE_spinosus2_BV

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    Not just the average toad.

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  • MNE_meertjemetHa_BV

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    Bukumirsko Jezero was inhabited by tree frogs (Hyla arborea). On the rocks surrounding it we hoped to find Prokletije rock lizard (Dinarolacerta montenegrina). But unfortunately it was cold and rainy.

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  • MNE_Arjanklooiend_BV

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    Arjan enjoying the mountains.

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  • esculapian snake_©_Bart_Siebelink2011-17

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    Esculapian Snake (Zamenis longissimus), adult male just after shedding. Hence it's so glossy.

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  • © Bart Siebelink2011-19

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    The mysterious beauty of the Esculapian snake, which spends most of its life in the shadow.

    © Bart Siebelink2011-19
  • Esculaap

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    Just after shedding (detail of the dorsal skales), the new skin of Esculapian snake causes an irrisation during the first days.

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  • podgorica612

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    On our way back to the Mediterranean part of Montenegro we passed the capital city of Podgorica.

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    Arjan sharply looking for subjects while crossing the streets of Podgorica.

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  • podgorica3612

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    ... with gloomy parts

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  • jongensmontenegro612

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    ... but also with vital parts.

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  • © Bart Siebelink2011-44

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    And a final snapshot of a Christian church

    © Bart Siebelink2011-44