Gary Carter and I had a great time with the participants at the 2012 Hands-On Herp Photography workshop! Nineteen captive or temporarily detained reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate species joined us as models, as did one wild toad species. It seems that many batteries were drained in cameras and flashes as the animals posed in natural & artificial habitats, with one photographer filling a 32 gigabyte card before the day was over (luckily spare cards were in the camera bag…).
The immature yell0w-bellied slider was very cooperative in our swamp scene.
One of the many Fowler’s toads that was hopping around posed in a forest scene… This male toad’s throat had turned dark indicating that it is still breeding season for these guys (and they started calling from the pond edge as the sun went down).
One of the photographers photographing the toad. An old “sky scene” backdrop held up the bark section with an old iron rock sandstone concretion providing a hidey hole for the toad atop a bunch of red oak leaves.