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Project car marked with the logo of the Homopus Research Foundation


Some of the magnificant flowers (Leipoldtia sp.) present during spring fieldwork.


Fabian Schmidt (Germany) demonstrating abundance of flowers (Osteospermum amplectens) after unusually good rains


Overview of the equipment that we carry in the field


Janne Karlsson (Sweden) with protective glasses against black spitting cobras (Naja nigricollis woodi)


Frank van Loon (Belgium) proudly presenting one of the smallest Homopus s. signatus we have found in the field


The South African police doing a very good job checking our research permits to make sure we are not poachers. Right of the car are Mark Klerks (Netherlands) and Thomas Leuteritz (USA).


Tom Licitra (USA), Chris Hobson, Fabian Schmidt and Victor Loehr in our housing facilities after the fieldwork


Sebastian Scholz (Germany) exhausted after working in the field


Mark Klerks entering data in the computer at occasionally unpleasant temperatures close to 0C


Another (much warmer!) night with time to relax before this nice little caravan, Frank van Loon and Victor Loehr


Unidentified research participant early in the morning


A day off to search for other reptiles in Bushmanland. Sebastian Scholz and Ina Schettler (Germany) in the back of a pickup.


At times the roads become too bad for the project vehicle


Sebastian Scholz and Fabian Schmidt doing a long (!) photo session with Psammobates tentorius verroxii


Visiting collegues in the south of the Western Cape Province, Retha Hofmeyr (South Africa), Brian Henen (South Africa) and a student, researching Homopus areolatus and Psammobates geometricus


Frank van Loon enjoying the musk odour of a freshly caught Pelomedusa subrufa

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