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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 0°C
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