Thailand (Krabi Province)

Krabi is one of the southern provinces of Thailand, at the shore of the Andaman Sea. Neighbouring provinces are Phang Nga, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Trang.

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Boudha at the Tiger Cave Temple

The Tiger Cave Temple  is a Buddhist temple located northeast of Krabi. One of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the province, it is well known for the tiger paw prints in the cave, tall Buddha statues and the strenuous flight of stairs to reach the summit.

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Krabi province, wide angle view

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Panorama view

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Thamseva_Khaokaeo_Vipassana Forest (near to the tiger cave temple).

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Squirrel at the entrance of the Thamseva Khaokaeo Vipassana

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Ptyas carinatus

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Ptyas carinatus (Zoom view)

Due to their size (until 3 m), shape and colors, Ptyas carinatus are often mistake with the king cobra. These snakes have in their saliva a neurotoxic 3FTx venom, used to paralyzed small mammals (food) but not dangerous for human.

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Gonyosoma oxycephalum

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Indotestudo elongata

Acanthosaura

Acanthosaura sp.

Ao Nang is a small town and subdistrict in the Mueang Krabi of Krabi Province. A wonderful place to spend time and to find interesting animal species.

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Copse and wood shack in Ao Nang             Mangroves

During the day,…

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Calotes versicolor

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Draco volans

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Varanus bengalensis nebulosus

Varanus bengalensis is medium sized monitor which can reach a size of 1.8 m (as described in literature Warane Bernd Eidenmüller 2003). The specimen found in Krabi was approximately 70 cm long. Unfortunately monitors have a very bad reputation in Thailand, and are considered as “bad luck” carriers. They are often killed by the autochthones when they come near to residential area.

When the sun goes down,….

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Gecko gecko

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Hemidactylus platyurus

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

Located 20 km north of Krabi, the Khao Phanom Bencha national Park contains a beautiful virgin rainforest. The park is famous for the scenic waterfalls. Furthermore, this rainforest is the home of Clouded leopards,  Asiatic black bears, barking deer, Malayan tapirs, leaf monkeys, gibbons, various tropical birds and reptiles.

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 Waterfall

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second waterfall

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Sunrise in the deep forest

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Mabuya longicauda

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Boiga dendrophila

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Calloselasma rhodostoma (Malayan Pit Viper)

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Ophiophagus hannah

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Ophiophagus hannah

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Boiga cynodon (Dog toothed catsnake)

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Naja kaouthia (Monocled Cobra)

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Xenopeltis unicolor (rainbow snake)

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