Epping Forest - Dragonflies & Reptiles

by Christian Moss August. 26, 2013 6624 views

A female southern hawker Laying eggs into some dead wood.

This Grass Snake is a couple of years old. The average life span is about 25 years.

Magical Forest


Common toad

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Common frog

Walking through the heather and this grass snake was just spread out on top of it.

A vintage year for dragonflies & butterflies, it's fantastic to see so many in the forest.

Epping Forest early in the morning.

A lizard hiding from me, not doing a very good job.

A lovely moorhen

Azure Damselfly

Not a great shot, but this was the fourth time that i'd seen this female adder and I was just happy to get some sort of shot for my records.

A juvenile lizard basking on a tree.

I've seen so many grass snakes this year, that makes me very happy :^)

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Grasshopper44 6 years, 8 months ago

Very nice set
the dragonflies are my favorites

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sreekumar Marar 6 years, 8 months ago

A hardcore professional...lucky to have you here, Mossy :)

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dannii L 6 years, 9 months ago

These shots are amazing Mossy!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Magdalena Dorota 6 years, 9 months ago

beautful set, as always :)

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
G B 6 years, 9 months ago

I had a close encounter with a Southern Hawker a few days ago and it was HUGE! It kept flying around me and it felt like it was trying to check me out...I thought it was going to bite me, so I just stood still until it flew away ;) I'm loving the photo of the turtle, it's rare to get good close ups of them, before they go under water! and the dof of the 18th photo is fantastic! thanx for sharing these great photos with us ;)

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 6 years, 9 months ago

Enjoying every picture and word as always :) Great set of pictures Dear :))

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 6 years, 9 months ago

Superb work, as always.

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
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