Trevor Frost (@tbfrost) — Photographer | Director | @eddiebauer Adventure Guide | Dedicated to telling stories that increase our understanding and compassion for wild animals
Ornate flying snake. Like all flying snakes they don’t actually fly , they glide. To do this they flatten their bodies out and cruise through the air from one tree to another. Would love to see this one day. Photographed with @paulrosolie#scalesandskin#snakesofinstagram#india#bangalore#bangalorephotography
Some of you may remember I shared in my Instagram stories a macro of yellow snake scales? As promised, here is that snake , an Indian rat snake. She was rescued by @suryakeerthi82 and @paulrosolie from the police training center in Mysore. Rat snakes are quite common and typically they aren’t very colorful but this one was spectacular: a mix of gold and yellow and Amber with black tiger-like striping near the tail. More important she was as gentle as they come, and as has been the case with now over 20 snakes on two continents - she did not bite Paul or Surya once. #scalesandskin#indiansnakes#snakesofinstagram#liveyouradventure@eddiebauer
India is a magical place. With @paulrosolie Ive been meeting Indians who rescue snakes. Their dedication to other living beings, especially one so hated and misunderstood, is something I aspire to. That is all. Photo by new friend @sidduzumaki , check him out #india#incredibleindia#snakesofindia#mysore
Cobras are quite common throughout the Hindu religion and Hindu mythology. As @paulrosolie and I try and document the unique relationship many Indians have with snakes I’ve thought a lot about how I could photograph a cobra that would reflect - to some degree - their depiction in temples around India. With the help of @suryakeerthi82 and @paulrosolie I started playing with multiple exposure images made in camera to give the appearance the cobra has 3 heads. This is not the best image and we will try more as cobras are rescued here in Mysore. Rescued spectacled cobra is the species.
A common wolf snake coiled quite perfectly in the hands of @paulrosolie . Mysore, India. This photograph and many others to come was made possible because of the generous support of many of you. I should add Your support also means we haven’t had to seek other funding for this project, which means infinite freedom and no paperwork. Thank you. We will have another print sale in April for those of you who were curious. Thanks to @suryakeerthi82 and @sidduzumaki and @eddiebauer and @varanashiorganicfarms
A common Indian sand boa emerges from loose earth. Sand boas are magicians: they can disappear into loose soil or sand in seconds. This Snake was rescued by my new friend and fellow snake lover @suryakeerthi82 (((was rescued because it was found on someone’s property who - unfortunately- didn’t want it there anymore even though it is a harmless snake)))
The camouflage of these long nose bats is mind blowing. Look closely! And then swipe right to zoom out and you will see that if you were passing by on a boat you’d probably never see these beautiful creatures. Photographed thanks to one of my favorite photographers @luksth - and @tropicalherping . Awesome having my father @iangfrost with me on this adventure. If you like snakes and frogs, don’t miss @luksth
The impostor flame snake is a false Coral snake in the genus Oxyrhopus. The scientific name is Oxyrhopus vanidicus. These snakes are masters of the leaf litter. I watched this individual disappear into the earth seconds after I took this photo. Could be called the magician snake. I made this photo at the amazing @napowildlifecenter , who I encourage you to follow and consider supporting if you ever visit the Amazon.
As I continue this work on snakes I’ve found I am constantly distracted by their effortless perfection. Yellow morph of the Amazon tree boa photographed with @luksth and @tropicalherping . This snake was not posed , this is exactly how its body was positioned. If you like snakes and frogs, follow @luksth .
A few days late but here is a portrait of the rusty whip snake (Chironius scurrulus) that we found @napowildlifecenter in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador. For those of you who didn’t see the picture on Nat Geo, I called this snake the black mamba of the Amazon. It is a warrior - lighting fast, agile, bold and intelligent. It was remarkable to spend time with. If you like snakes, follow @luksth . You won’t be disappointed. And support @napowildlifecenter too. Dispatch from the Ecuadorian amazon.
Two scarlet macaws in a skirmish over the mineral rich clay beneath them. I’m sure most of you know already but the theory for why macaws and other birds eat clay is that it apparently neutralizes toxins in certain foods, like seeds. Photographed at @napowildlifecenter , who I encourage you to follow if you like seeing amazing wildlife from the Amazon. #macaws#scarletmacaw#amazon#ecuador@ecuadorentusojos