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Visiting a mammal researcher, Carsten Schradin (left, South Africa), in Goegap Nature Reserve. Left of him Jacobo Reyes (Mexico), Frank van Loon (Belgium), Marscha van Tilborghs (Belgium), Tamara Harris-Smith (South Africa), and Victor Loehr (Netherlands)


Field assistant, apparently looking for something in his shorts


Vegetation analysis conducted by Tamara Harris-Smith and Victor Loehr


Spider defending its freshly caught scorpion against the photographer


Retha Hofmeyr (South Africa) and Brian Henen (South Africa) carrying a tub used to transport tortoises for radiography or ultrasound scanning


Jacobo Reyes (Mexico) handling a snake (Psammophis sp.) for identification purposes


Mating activity in Homopus s. signatus; note the iButton on the male used for shell temperature measurements


Research team during part of the 2003 study season: Fabian Schmidt (Germany), Cindy Woodhead (USA), Kate (South Africa), Jacobo Reyes, and Victor Loehr


The (dry) fieldwork area in summer


Zygophyllum shrub without leaves in summer


While the vegetation is dry, and tortoise activity low, many juvenile Mabuya sulcata can be encountered in summer...


...as well as juvenile Agama a. atra


The research area is grazed by goats and sheep; the long-term effect on the tortoise population is not yet known


Visiting a Geochelone pardalis (among others) researcher (Peter Cunningham) near Windhoek, Namibia


Preparing for fieldwork on a cold, windy morning in spring: Peter van Putten (Netherlands), Mats Blohm (Germany), and Victor Loehr


Making good pasta requires scientific precision in measuring the amount of water to add


Research in Bushmanland, on Psammobates tentorius verroxii: Gerald Kuchling (Australia), Retha Hofmeyr, Brian Henen, Patrik Abramsson (Sweden), and Linn Lagerström (Sweden)

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