Adder close up
Female adder 1
Female adder 2
Adder close upThe different colours on the scales of this male adder, only show with close up photography. These are shy creatures, preferring to hide when found, so I feel lucky it let me get this close up. Taken in the Cheviot hills, Northumberland.
Female adder 1This female is basking in the sun, its brown colouration and dark markings help it blend in to the dead bracken of its surroundings. Taken in the Cheviot hills, Northumberland.
Female adder 2A female adder exploring its environment. I kept still and let the adder approach me. its bright red eye and shiny scales show it had recently shed its skin. Taken in the Cheviot hills, Northumberland.
Common lizardSunning itself on a frond of bracken, it let me take several photo's before dropping to the ground and disappearing. Taken in the New Forest, Hampshire.
Frogs eyeEarly spring and the frogs are looking for mates to spawn. The males busy calling allowed me to get close to them. This shot shows the different colours of its eye. Taken lying on my belly on a muddy track in the Cheviot hills, Northumberland.
Frog 1Male frog calling to attract females in the Cheviot hills, Northumberland.
Frog 2Male frog looking for a mate in the Cheviot hills, Northumberland.