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PHOTO OF THE MONTH ARCHIVES FROM 2007 thru 2015


Each month for a period of nine years from 2007 through 2015 we solicited photo entries for our monthly Photo of the Month contests from both members and non-members alike. The SWCHR membership voted to select our winning photo each month with each month's winner receiving a check in the amount of $25.00.

After nine years, interest in our Photo of the Month contests began to wane. As a result of this loss of interest, we conductd our last Photo of the Month contest in Deceober of 2015. We have archived all of he winning images from these contests here in order for you to continue to enjoy viewing them.


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December, 2015 - Orange-striped Ribbon Snake Thamnophis proximus proximus  from Motley County, Texas, by Ben Stupavsky

November, 2015 - Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus  from Yuma County, Arizona, by Ben Stupavsky

October, 2015 - Tiger Rattlesnake Crotalus tigris  from Santa Cruz County, Arizona, by Ben Stupavsky

September, 2015 - There was no image selected as Photo of the Month for September, 2015.

August, 2015 - There was no image selected as Photo of the Month for August, 2015.

July, 2015 - Smooth Green Snake Opheodrys (Liochlorophis) vernalis  from Otero County, New Mexico, by Chris Cirrincione

June, 2015 - Balcones Barking Frog Craugastor augusti latrans  from Val Verde County, Texas by Kyle Elmore

May, 2015 - Speckled Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula holbrooki  from the Upper Gulf Coast of Texas by Kyle Elmore

April, 2015 - Texas Scarlet Snake Cemophora coccinea lineri  from Aransas County, Texas by D. Craig McIntyre

March, 2015 - American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis  from Aransas County, Texas by D. Craig McIntyre

February, 2015 - There was no image selected as Photo of the Month for February, 2015.

January, 2015 - Northern Green Anole Anolis carolinesis carolinesis  from Cameron County, Texas by Ben Stupavsky

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December, 2014 - Trans-Pecos Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster  from Presidio County, Texas by Saunders Drukker

November, 2014 - Mountain Patchnose Snake Salvadora grahamiae grahamiae  from Cochise County, Arizona by Ben Stupavsky

October, 2014 - Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus  from Yuma County, Arizona by Will Wells

September, 2014 - Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake Crotalus willardi willardi  from Cochise County, Arizona by Ben Stupavsky

August, 2014 - Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake Crotalus willardi willardi  from Cochise County, Arizona by Bill White

July, 2014 - Texas Alligator Lizard Gerrhonotus infernalis  from Val Verde County, Texas by Chris Cirrincione

June, 2014 - Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus  from Maricopa County, Arizona by Will Wells

May, 2014 - Barred Tiger Salamander Ambystoma mavortium mavortium  from Motley County, Texas by Ben Stupavsky

April, 2014 - Western Massasauga Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus  from Motley County, Texas by Ben Stupavsky

March, 2014 - There was no image selected as Photo of the Month for March, 2014

February, 2014 - Great Basin Collared Lizard Crotaphytus bicinctores  from Maricopa County, Arizona by Will Wells

January, 2014 - Great Basin Rattlesnake  Crotalus oreganus lutosus  from Mohave County, Arizona by Bill White

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December, 2013 - Rocky Mountain Toad  Anaxyrus woodhousii woodhousii  from Motley County, Texas by Ben Stupavsky

November, 2013 - Sharp-tailed Snake  Contia tenuis from Monterey County, California by Patrick H. Briggs

October, 2013 - Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake  Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus from Yuma County, Arizona by Bill White

September, 2013 - Green Sea Turtle  Chelonia mydas from Port Aransas in Nueces County County, Texas by D. Craig McIntyre

August, 2013 - Texas Horned Lizard  Phrynosoma cornutum from Motley County, Texas by Ben Stupavsky

July, 2013 - Red-spotted Toad Anaxyrus punctatus   from Santa Cruz County, Arizona by Riley Campbell

June, 2013 - Hatchling Trans-Pecos Rat Snake  Bogertophis subocularis subocularis from Upton County, Texas by Ben Stupavsky

May, 2013 - Long-nosed Snake  Rhinocheilus lecontei feeding on a Whiptail Lizard  Aspidoscelis in Pima County, Arizona by Riley Campbell

April, 2013 - San Diego Alligator Lizard  Elgaria multicarinata webbii from San Diego County, California by Will Wells

March, 2013 - Chuckwalla  Sauromalus ater from Clark County, Nevada by Riley Campbell

February, 2013 - Northern Diamond-backed Water Snake  Nereodia rhombifer rhombifer from Montgomery County, Texas by Orry Martin

January, 2013 - California Kingsnake  Lampropeltis getula californiae constricting and eating a young Northern Mohave Rattlesnake  Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus in La Paz County, Arizona by Dave Weber

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December, 2012 - Tiger Rattlesnake Crotalus tigris  from Pima County, Arizona by Orry Martin

November, 2012 - Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake Crotalus molossus molossus from Pima Co., Arizona by Orry Martin

October, 2012 - Banded Rock Rattlesnake Crotalus lepidus klauberi  from Santa Cruz County, Arizona by Orry Martin

September, 2012 - Hernandez's Short-horned Lizard Phrynosoma hernandesi hernandesi  from Santa Fe County, New Mexico by Michael Allen McGuire

August, 2012 - Juvenile Northern Black-tailed Rattlesnake Crotalus molossus molossus  from Upton County, Texas by Ben Stupavsky

July, 2012 - Eastern Collared Lizard Crotaphytus collaris  from Coconino County, Arizona by Will Wells

June, 2012 - Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake Crotalus mitchellii pyrhhus  from Maricopa Co., Arizona by Will Wells

May, 2012 - Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake Crotalus atrox  from Hudspeth County, Texas by Orry Martin

April, 2012 - Texas Diamond-backed Terrapin Malaclemys terrapin littoralis  from Galveston County, Texas by Matthijs Hollanders

March, 2012 - Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus aestivus  from Montgomery County, Texas by Orry Martin

February, 2012 - Gravid female Marbled Salamander Ambystoma opacum  from Hardin County, Texas by Matthijs Hollanders

January, 2012 - Eastern Hog-nose Snake Heterodon platirhinos  from Kendall County, Texas by Saunders Drukker

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December, 2011 - Southwestern Earless Lizard Cophosaurus texanus scitulus  from the Wickenburg Mountains of Yavapai County, Arizona by Will Wells

November, 2011 - Mexican Rosy Boa Lichanura trivirgata trivirgata   from Maricopa County, Arizona by Will Wells

October, 2011 - Three-toed Box Turtle Terrapene carolina triunguis  from Montgomery County, Texas by Matt Hollanders

September, 2011 - Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii  from Maricopa County, Arizona by Will Wells

August, 2011 - Battle between to large Texas Indigo Snakes Drymarchon melanurus erebennus photographed in Hidalgo County, Texas by Ayssia Sandoval

July, 2011 - An atypical melanistic Sierra Garter Snake Thamnophis couchii  from El Dorado County, California by Richard L. Porter

June, 2011 - Female Elegant Earless Lizard Holbrookia elegans thermophila  from the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona by Will Wells

May, 2011 - Regal Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus regalis  from Yavapai Co., Arizona by Will Wells

April, 2011 - Speckled Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula holbrooki  from Barzoria Co., Texas by Matt Hollanders

March, 2011 - Desert Patch-nosed Snake Salvadora hexalepis hexalepis  from Yavapai Co., Arizona by Will Wells

February, 2011 - New Mexico Threadsnake Leptotyphlops dissectus  from Cochise County, Arizona by Will Wells

January, 2011 - Squirrel Treefrog Hyla squirrela  from Harris County, Texas by Matt Hollanders

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December, 2010 - Rio Grande Leopard Frog Lithobates berlandieri  from Bandera County, Texas by Matt Hollanders

November, 2010 - Striped Phase Pacific Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer catenifer  from Napa County, California by Phil Stone

October, 2010 - Large-blotched Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii klauberi  from San Diego County, California by Gerold Merker

September, 2010 - Cope's Gray Treefrog Hyla chrysoscelis  from Harris County, Texas by Matt Hollanders

August, 2010 - Trans-Pecos Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster  from Brewster County, Texas feeding on a Tomato Hornworm Manduca quinquemaculata by Travis Dimler

July, 2010 - Mexican Burrowing Toad Rhinophrynus dorsalis  from Starr County, Texas by Scott Wahlberg

June, 2010 - Great Basin Collared Lizard Crotaphytus bicinctores  from the White Tank Mountains of Maricopa County, Arizona by Will Wells

May, 2010 - California Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata  from Sacramento County, California by Phil Stone

April, 2010 - Great Basin Spadefoot Spea intermontana  from Lyon County, Nevada by Phil Stone

March, 2010 - Granite Night Lizard Xantusia henshawi  from San Diego County, California by Will Wells

February, 2010 - Small-mouthed Salamander Ambystoma texanum  from Austin County, Texas by Matt Hollanders

January, 2010 - Sierran Treefrog Pseudacris sierra  from Placer County, California by Phil Stone

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December, 2009 - Northern Green Ratsnake Senticolis triaspis intermedia  from Pima County, Arizona by Will Wells

November, 2009 - Northern Mohave Rattlesnake Crotalus scutualus scutualus  with an aberrant pattern from Cochise County, Arizona by Alice Abela

October, 2009 - Rio Grande Chirping Frog Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides campi  believed to represent a new county record from Polk County, Texas by John Williams

September, 2009 - Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake Crotalus willardi willardi  from the Huachuca Mountains of Arizona by Will Wells

August, 2009 - Tiger Rattlesnake Crotalus tigris  from the Santa Rita Mountains of Arizona by Will Wells

July, 2009 - Broad-banded Copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus  engaged in caudal luring from Fort Hood, Texas by Eric Runfeldt

June, 2009 - Eastern Collared Lizard Crotaphytus collaris  from the Hualapai Mountains of Arizona by Will Wells

May, 2009 - Red Diamond Rattlesnake Crotalus ruber  from Imperial County, California by Will Wells

April, 2009 - Northern Speckled Racer Drymobius margaritiferus margaritiferus  from Cameron County, Texas by James Van Dyke

March, 2009 - Eastern Collared Lizard Crotaphytus collaris  from the Petrified Forest Nat'l. Park, Az. by Will Wells

February, 2009 - Small-mouthed Salamander Ambystoma texanum  from Harris County, Texas by John Williams

January, 2009 - Arboreal Salamander Aneides lugubris  from Alameda Co., California by Travis Dimler

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December, 2008 - Tan Racer Coluber constrictor etheridgei  from Newton Co., Texas by John Williams

November, 2008 - Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake Crotalus willardi willardi  from Cochise Co., Az. by York Morgan

October, 2008 - Brown Vinesnake Oxybelis aeneus  from Santa Cruz Co., Arizona by Diego Ortiz

September, 2008 - Western Green Toads Anaxyrus debilis insidior  from Dona Ana Co., N.M. by Chris Newsom

August, 2008 - Mexican Treefrog Smilisca baudinii  from Cameron Co., Texas by Gary Nafis

July, 2008 - Coral-bellied Ring-necked Snake Diadophis punctatus pulchellus  from Sequoia National Park, Tulare Co., California by Patrick H. Briggs

June, 2008 - New Mexico Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum celaenops  from Cochise Co., Az. by Bill Koenig

April, 2008 - Great Basin Collared Lizard Crotaphytus bicinctores  from Imperial Co., Ca. by Patrick H. Briggs

April, 2008 - Prairie Lizard Sceloporus consobrinus  from La Salle Co., Texas by Lou Hamby

March, 2008 - Red Coachwhip Coluber flagellum piceus  from San Diego Co., California by Doug Aguillard

February, 2008 - Texas Spotted Whiptail Lizard Cnemidophorus gularis gularis  from Medina Co., Tx. by Lou Hamby

January, 2008 - Green Treefrog Hyla cinerea   from Atascosa County, Texas by Tom Lott

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December, 2007 - A Breeding Pair of Sonoran Green Toads Anaxyrus retiformis   from the Tahono O'Odham Indian Reservation in Pima Co., Az. by Jason Penney

November, 2007 - Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake Lampropeltis pyromelana   from Yavapai Co., Az. by Kerby Ross

October, 2007 - Arizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake Crotalus willardi willardi   from Cochise Co., Az. by Diego Ortiz

September, 2007 - New Mexico Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum celaenops   from Brewster Co., Tx. by Dell Despain

August, 2007 - There was no image selected as Photo of the Month for August, 2007

July, 2007 - Two Male Banded Gila Monsters Heloderma suspectum cinctum   from Maricopa County, Arizona battling over the right to mate with a nearby female by Kris Haas

June, 2007 - Northern Plateau Lizard Sceloporus tristichus   from Garfield County in Western Colorado by Meta Garrick

May, 2007 - Diamondback Water Snake Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer   A very large and vividly patterned specimen from Austin, Travis County, Texas by Jean Taylor

April, 2007 - Mohave Rattlesnake Crotalus scutulatus scutulatus  from Antelope Valley, Los Angeles Co., California by Rande M. Gallant

March, 2007 - Ground Snake Sonora semiannulata semiannulata  from Hidalgo Co., New Mexico by Michael Price





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