About us

Self portrait with Naja siamensis
The author versus an Indochinese Spitting Cobra
Photographing a Naja siamensis, Indochinese Spitting Cobra on a herping trip in Thailand

In 2016, HerpingThailand.com came to life. As a wildlife tour operator in Thailand we have been offering herping tours for quite a few years before this website came to life – previously people found us through our Tontan Travel wildlife tours-website – but we felt like we needed a platform to share more about our great passion for the amphibians and reptiles of Thailand. With our images of snakes and more we hope to get more people excited about the beauty of Thailand’s herps.

With HerpingThailand.com we plan to share more about our finds, trip reports, and other herping-related information, but also to create a photographic database with the reptile and amphibian species that occur in Thailand. Where most printed field guides are lacking, we intend to go further by showing sexual dimorphism, and close ups of specific features that help with the ID of a species. We might share location information, though in some cases we might choose not to share exact locations in fear of illegal collecting.

Herpetofauna of Thailand

Herpetofauna of Thailand

The species database is a massive project (350+ reptiles, 170+ amphibians), so we don’t expect to get it done anytime soon. We have loads of pictures in our archives, but spend more time herping in the field than behind our computer so it will likely be a many-year project. So please be patient… 😉

By the way, do not hesitate to contact us for ID requests on a species you have encountered.