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PHOTOGRAPHY: O'SHEA PIX

O'SHEA PIX
ON-LINE

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Please note the year when the image was taken.
For articles pertaining to recent fieldwork or filmwork
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Please also note the correct identification of the reptile species concerned.
As a point of scientific convention, Latin names are always written in italics
(unless the photo caption is itself in italics, when it is usual to place the Latin name in normal script)
and only the generic (first part) of the name should receive a large case initial letter.

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Anacondas (AN)
Boas (BO)
Pythons (PY)
King cobras (KC)
Asian cobras (CO)
African cobras (CO)
Mambas (MA)
Rattlesnakes (RA)
Australasian elapids (AS)
Seasnakes & sea kraits (SS)
Other vipers & pitvipers (OV)
Other snakes (OS)
Large lizards (LL)
Alligators & caiman (AC)
Crocodiles (CR)
Turtles & tortoises (TT)
Frogs (FR)
Big invertebrates (IV)
On location (OL)
In the field (IF)
At home (AH)


Mark also has a huge library of photographic slides, digitized images and digital images of reptiles, amphibians, spiders, scorpions, centipedes, tropical locations etc.
Examples are available for viewing on other parts of this website.

 

 

ANACONDAS
AN97-1. O'Shea with 12ft
Green anaconda
Eunectes murinus
Dona Barbara, Los Llanos, Venezuela 1997
AN97-3. O'Shea with 18ft
Green anaconda
Eunectes murinus
Dona Barbara, Los Llanos, Venezuela 1997
AN99-1. O'Shea with 16ft
Green anaconda
Eunectes murinus Iwokrama, Guyana 1999
AN97-2. O'Shea with 15ft
Green anaconda
Eunectes murinus
Dona Barbara, Los Llanos, Venezuela 1997
AN99-2. O'Shea with 16ft
Green anaconda
Eunectes murinus
Ilha Caviana, Pará, Brazil 1999
AN07-1. O'Shea with fellow keeper
Adam Richardson and 16ft
Green anaconda
Eunectes murinus
Mark O'Shea's Reptile World,
WMSP, UK 2007

 

BOAS
BO87-1. O'Shea with
Common boa
Boa constrictor
Ilha Maracá, Roraima, Brazil 1987

 

PYTHONS
PY92-1. O'Shea with team and 12ft Burmese rock python
Python bivittatus
Bardia National Park, Nepal 1992
PY92-3. O'Shea with team and 16ft
Burmese rock python
Python bivittatus
Bardia National Park, Nepal 1992
PY92-2. O'Shea with 16ft
Burmese rock python

Python bivittatus

Bardia National Park, Nepal 1992
PY02-1. O'Shea with 16ft
Burmese rock python

Python bivittatus
Garumera National Park, W.Bengal, India 2002
PY02-2. O'Shea with 16ft
Burmese rock python
Python bivittatus
Garumera National Park, W.Bengal, India 2002
PY09-1. O'Shea with
Borneo blood python

Python brietensteini

Kanabatangan, Sabah, Borneo 2009
PY08-1. O'Shea with 10ft
Reticulated python

Malayopython reticulatus

Mark O'Shea's Reptile World,
WMSP, UK 2008
(1500x2100pix only)
PY10-1. O'Shea and team with 17ft
Reticulated python

Malayopython reticulatus

Mark O'Shea's Reptile World,
WMSP, UK 2008
PY10-2. O'Shea with 17ft
Reticulated python

Malayopython reticulatus

Mark O'Shea's Reptile World,
WMSP, UK 2008
PY07-1.O'Shea with a young
Southern African rock python

Python natalensis

Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia 2007
PY07-2. O'Shea with a young
Southern African rock python

Python natalensis

Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia 2007

 

KING COBRAS
KC02-1. O'Shea with 12ft
King cobra
Ophiophagus hannah
Orissa, India 2002
KC07-1. O'Shea with 10ft
King cobra
Ophiophagus hannah
Mark O'Shea's Reptile World,
WMSP, UK 2007
KC02-2. O'Shea with 12ft
King cobra Ophiophagus hannah

Bangkok, Thailand 2002

 

ASIAN COBRAS
CO97-1. O'Shea with
Sri Lankan cobra
Naja naja
Gampola, Sri Lanka 1997
CO02-1. O'Shea with
Indian cobra
Naja naja
Bangalore, Tamil Nadu, India 2002
CO02-4. O'Shea with
Sri Lankan cobra
Naja naja
Nikerawatiya, Sri Lanka 2002
CO02-2. O'Shea with
Sri Lankan cobra
Naja naja
Eppewala, Sri Lanka 2002
CO02-3. O'Shea with
Sri Lankan cobra
Naja naja
Nikerawatiya, Sri Lanka 2002
CO92-1. O'Shea with
Black Indian cobra
Naja naja
Bardia National Park, Nepal 1992

 

AFRICAN COBRAS
CO07-1. O'Shea with
Zebra spitting cobra
Naja nigricincta
Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia 2007
CO07-3. O'Shea with
Zebra spitting cobra
Naja nigricincta
Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia 2007
CO07-4. O'Shea with
Zebra spitting cobra
Naja nigricincta
Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia 2007
CO89-1. O'Shea with
Forest cobra Naja melanoleuca

Palmol plantation, Southwest Prov., Cameroon 1989
CO07-2. O'Shea with
Zebra spitting cobra
Naja nigricincta
Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia 2007
CO03-1. O'Shea with
Forest cobra
Naja melanoleuca
Chisanza, Lake Tanganyika, Zambia 2003

 

MAMBAS
 
AM97-1. O'Shea with
Black mamba
Dendroaspis polylepis

Hoedspruit, Transvaal, S.Africa 1997
AM97-1. O'Shea with
Black mamba
Dendroaspis polylepis

Hoedspruit, Transvaal, S.Africa 1997
 

 

AUSTALASIAN ELAPIDS
 
 
AS06-1. O'Shea with 7ft (2.0m)
Papuan taipan

Oxyuranus scutellatus canni
Central Prov., PNG 2006
AS00-1. O'Shea with
New Guinea small-eyed snake

Micropechis ikaheka
Karkar, Madang Prov., PNG 2000
AS92-1. O'Shea milking
New Guinea small-eyed snake
Micropechis ikaheka
Karkar Is., Madang Prov., PNG 1992
AS01-1. O'Shea with
Chappell Is. tigersnake

Notechis scutatus
Chappell Island, Tasmania 2001

 

SEASNAKES & SEA KRAITS
SS90-1. O'Shea with
Yellow-lipped sea krait

Laticauda colubrina
CRI, Madang Prov., PNG 1990
SS00-1. O'Shea with
New Caledonian sea kraits

Laticauda saintgironsi
Ile Moro, New Caledonia 2000
SS00-2. O'Shea with
New Caledonian sea kraits

Laticauda saintgironsi
Ile Moro, New Caledonia 2000
 
 
 
SS09-1. O'Shea with
Yellow-lipped sea kraits

Laticauda colubrina
Pulau Ular, Sabah, Malaysia 2009
 
SS00-3. O'Shea with
Olive seasnake

Aipysurus laevis
Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, Western Australia 2000

SS00-4. O'Shea with
Seasnakes

Aipysurus & Emydocephalus
Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, Western Australia 2000

SS00-5. O'Shea with
Seasnakes

Aipysurus & Emydocephalus
Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, Western Australia 2000
 
 
 
SS00-6. O'Shea photographing
Beaked seasnake

Enhydrina schistosa
Weipa, Queensland 2000
 

 

RATTLESNAKES
RA87-1. O'Shea with
Roraima rattlesnake

Crotalus durissus ruruima
Ilha Maracá, Roraima, Brazil 1987
RA87-2. O'Shea with
Roraima rattlesnake

Crotalus durissus ruruima
Ilha Maracá, Roraima, Brazil 1987
RA99-1. O'Shea with
Eastern diamondback rattlesnake

Crotalus durissus ruruima
Dade Co., Florida 1999
RA93-1. O'Shea with
Rupununi rattlesnake

Crotalus durissus trigonicus
Orinduik, Guyana 1993
RA99-2. O'Shea with
San Esteban rattlesnake

Crotalus molossus estebanensis
Isla San Esteban, Sea of Cortez, Sonora, Mexico 1999
RA99-3. O'Shea with
Blacktailed rattlesnake

Crotalus molossus molossus
Alamos, Sonora, Mexico 1999

 

OTHER VIPERS & PIVIPERS
OV92-1. O'Shea in 'Brusher Mills' mode, with
South Asian Russell's viper

Daboia russelii
Bardia National Park, Nepal 1992
OV03-1. O'Shea photographing
Puff adder

Bitis arietans arietans
Mkuze, KwaZulu Natal, S.Africa 2003
OV03-2. O'Shea and Barry Sanders with
East African gaboon viper

Bitis gabonica
St Lucia National Park, KwaZulu Natal, S.Africa 2003
OV02-1. O'Shea with
Indian hump-nosed pitviper

Hypnale hypnale
Nikaweratiya, Sri Lanka 2002
OV02-2. O'Shea with
South Asian Russell's viper
Daboia russelii
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka 2002
OV99-1. O'Shea with
Terciopelo

Bothrops asper
Asa Wright Reserve, Trinidad 1999
OV12-1. O'Shea with
Island pitviper

Trimeresurus insularis
Nancuro, Manatuto, Timor-Leste 2012
OV12-2. O'Shea with
Island pitviper

Trimeresurus insularis
Nancuro, Manatuto, Timor-Leste 2012
OV12-3. O'Shea with
Island pitviper

Trimeresurus insularis
Nancuro, Manatuto, Timor-Leste 2012
 
OV12-4. O'Shea milking
Island pitviper

Trimeresurus insularis
Nancuro, Manatuto, Timor-Leste 2012
OV12-5. O'Shea milking
Island pitviper

Trimeresurus insularis
Nancuro, Manatuto, Timor-Leste 2012
OV12-6. O'Shea with
Ottoman viper

Montivipera xanthina
Thace, Greece 2012
OV12-7. O'Shea with
Ottoman viper

Montivipera xanthina
Thace, Greece 2012
OV12-8. O'Shea with
Ottoman viper

Montivipera xanthina
Thace, Greece 2012
 
OV11-1. O'Shea with
Omani carpet viper

Echis omanensis
Sharjah, UAE 2011
OV12-9. O'Shea with
Northern adder

Vipera berus
Midlands, UK 2012

OTHER SNAKES
OS87-1. O'Shea with
Yellow-tailed cribo

Drymarchon corais
Ilha Maracá, Roraima, Brazil 1987
OS97-1. O'Shea with
Yellow-tailed cribo
Drymarchon corais
Dona Barbara, Los Llanos, Venezuela 1997
OS02-1. O'Shea with
Dharman ratsnake
Ptyas mucosus
Eppewala, Sri Lanka 2002
OS99-1. O'Shea with
Speckled racer

Drymobius margaritiferus
Alamos, Sonora, Mexico 1999
OS02-2. O'Shea with
Paradise flying snake
Chrysopelea paradisi
Krakatau, Indonesia 2002
OS99-2. O'Shea with
Speckled racer

Drymobius margaritiferus
Alamos, Sonora, Mexico 1999
OS07-1. O'Shea with
Boomslang

Dispholidus typus
Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia 2007
OS07-2. O'Shea with
Boomslang

Dispholidus typus
Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia 2007
OS07-3. O'Shea with
Boomslang

Dispholidus typus
Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia 2007

 

 

LARGE LIZARDS
 
 
 
LL00-1. O'Shea with
Frilled lizard

Chlamydosaurus kingii
Weam, Western Prov., PNG 2000
 
LL85-1. O'Shea with 5ft
Central American green iguana

Iguana iguana rhinolopha
Rio Guaraska, Mosquito Coast, Honduras 1985

LL01-2. O'Shea photographing
Komodo dragon

Varanus komodoensis
Rinca Is., Komodo Is., Indonesia 2001

LL90-1. O'Shea with
Salvador's monitor lizard

Varanus salvadori
Central Prov., PNG 1990
LL01-1. O'Shea with
Water monitor lizard

Varanus salvator
Panjang Is., Krakatau Is., Indonesia 2001
LL84-1. O'Shea with
Water monitor lizard

Varanus salvator
Baram River, Sarawak, Borneo 1984
LL99-1 O'Shea with
Gila monster

Heloderma suspectum suspectum
Tucson, Arizona 1999
 
 
 
LL12-1. O'Shea with
Ataúro lizard

Varanus sp.
Ataúro Island, Timor-Leste 2012
 

 

ALLIGATORS & CAIMAN
AC80-1. O'Shea with
American alligator

Alligator mississippiensis
Big Pine Key, Florida 1980
AC96-1. O'Shea with
Chinese alligator

Alligator sinensis
UK captive 1996
AC99-1. O'Shea evicting
American alligator
Alligator mississippiensis

from boat, Black Bayou, Louisiana 1999
AC99-6. O'Shea with
Cuvier's dwarf caiman

Paleosuchus palpebrosus
Iwokrama, Guyana 1999

AC99-4. O'Shea with
Cuvier's dwarf caiman

Paleosuchus palpebrosus
Iwokrama, Guyana 1999

AC99-5. O'Shea with
Cuvier's dwarf caiman

Paleosuchus palpebrosus
Iwokrama, Guyana 1999
AC97-1. O'Shea with
Spectacled caiman

Caiman crocodilus
Dona Barbara, Los Llanos, Venezuela 1997
AC97-2. O'Shea with
Spectacled caiman

Caiman crocodilus
Dona Barbara, Los Llanos, Venezuela 1997
AC97-3. O'Shea with
Spectacled caiman

Caiman crocodilus
Dona Barbara, Los Llanos, Venezuela 1997
AC99-3. O'Shea with
Black caiman

Melanosuchus niger
Rupununi, Guyana 1999
AC99-2. O'Shea with
Black caiman

Melanosuchus niger
Rupununi, Guyana 1999

 

CROCODILES
CR03-2. O'Shea with skull of
Nile crocodile

Crocodylus miloticus
Kasabo Bay, Lake Tanganyika, Zambia 2003
CR03-1. O'Shea with skull of
Nile crocodile

Crocodylus miloticus
Kasabo Bay, Lake Tanganyika, Zambia 2003
CR92-1. O'Shea with Papuan elders and
New Guinea crocodile

Crocodylus novaeguineae
Inawabui, Mekeo, Central 1992
CR92-2. O'Shea with
Mugger crocodile

Crocodylus palustris
Bardia National Park, Nepal 1992

CR99-1. O'Shea with
Cuban crocodile

Crocodylus rhombifer
Zapata Croc Farm, Bay of Pigs, Cuba 1999

CR06-1. O'Shea with
Saltwater crocodile

Crocodylus porosus
Laloki River, Central Prov. 2006
 
 
 
CR10-1. O'Shea with
Saltwater crocodile

Crocodylus porosus
Uma Bot, Viqueque Distr., Timor-Leste 2010
 

 

TURTLES & TORTOISES
TT99-1. O'Shea with
Alligator snapping turtle
Macrochelys temmincki
Black Bayou, Louisiana 1999
TT09-1. O'Shea with
Timor snake-necked turtle
Chelodina mccordi timorensis
Lake Ira Lalaro, Lautem Distr., Timor-Leste 2009
TT87-1. O'Shea with
Yellow-spotted river turtle
Podocnemis unifilis

Ilha Maracá, Roraima, Brazil 1987

 

FROGS
FR99-1. O'Shea with
Splendid leaf frog

Cruzihyla calcarifer
La Selva, Costa Rica 1999
FR99-2. O'Shea with
Strawberry dart-poison frog
Oophaga pumilio
La Selva, Costa Rica 1999
FR06-1. O'Shea with
White-lipped treefrog
Litoria infrafrenata

Brown River, Central Prov., PNG 2006

 

BIG INVERTEBRATES
IV03-1. O'Shea with
Giant Peruvian bird-eating spider

Pamphobetus sp.
Alianza Cristiana, Loreto, Peru 2003
IV10-1. O'Shea with
Indonesian orb-weaving spider
Nephila vitiana

Bobocasae, Oecussi, Timor-Leste 2010
 
IV11-1. O'Shea with
Camel spider
Galeodes arabs

Sharjah, UAE 2011
 
IV11-2. O'Shea with
Camel spider
Galeodes arabs

Sharjah, UAE 2011

 

ON LOCATION Filmwork
OL02-1. O'Shea with OBA film
& Sri Lankan Air Force helicopter crews, during filming of "Venom",
Sri Lanka 2002
OL02-1. O'Shea on Sigiriya fortress, during filming of "Venom",
Sri Lanka 2002
OL02-3. O'Shea aboard Sri Lankan Air Force helicopter, during filming of "Venom",
Sri Lanka 2002
OL99-1. O'Shea during filming of
"Feast of the Snakes" at Crater Lake, Tasmania 2001
OL02-2. O'Shea alongside WWII Sherman tank wreck, during filming of "Snake Invasion" Guam, Marianas Islands 2000
OL99-2. O'Shea on snake hunt during filming of "Spitting Cobra", KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 2003
OL07-1. O'Shea with film crew and wildlife team during filming of
"Safari Park"
in the Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia, 2007
OL07-2. O'Shea with film crew
during filming of
"Safari Park"
in the Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia, 2007
OL07-3. O'Shea demonstrating a Boomslang, Dispholidus typus,
during filming of
"Safari Park"
in the Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia, 2007
OL07-4. O'Shea during filming of
"Safari Park"
in the Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia, 2007
OL07-5. O'Shea during filming of
"Safari Park"
in the Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia, 2007

 

IN THE FIELD Fieldwork
IF06-1. O'Shea, David Williams and other taipan hunters, Milne Bay Prov., PNG 2006

 

AT HOME
AH07-1. O'Shea in his library at home
Shropshire, UK
(1800 x 1120pix)