A Guide to the Amphibians
and Reptiles of California

Using Images, Sounds, and Video found on


observation link

All of the images, sound recordings, and videos used on this site are protected by copyright, but most of them can be shared for free for independant non-commercial educational use.

Using Images, Sounds, or Videos with No Credit, or Credited to Photographers Other than Gary Nafis

(The name of the contributor is printed underneath the item and/or on the picture itself.)

Many users of this site have generously contributed their images, sounds, and video to this web site for free. Please be aware that they maintain all rights to the use of their digital media and that they all have their own guidelines for how they can be used. You need to contact the contributor to get their permission to use their work. If there is no link, you can check with me to see if the contributor does not want to be contacted, or if I just did not make a link.

Please don't contact me to ask permission to use their work
. I can't give it to you.

Below is a list of these contributors with links to their email address.

If you do not find the email address below, if you find a name without an email link, or if you write to an address listed here and you do not get a response from the contributor, please do not use their work.  If you try the address listed here and find that it is invalid or if you get no response then I doubt I be able to help you because I probably don't have any other address for them. Many of the images are old and photographers rarely notify me of their email address changes.

Using images © Gary Nafis

(My name is printed only on the picture itself with no name credited in writing directly below the picture.)

Buying the use of Images © Gary Nafis for Commercial Purposes

Commercial image use sales are the main source of income that this web site generates to help keep it in operation and commercial-free.

Please contact me to discuss using any images © Gary Nafis for commercial purposes. For a low price I can provide you with a digital image of higher resolution than you can download from the web site. I will help you choose an image if necessary, and I will sign and return usage rights documents and anything else you need.


Free Use

Free use of my images is limited to images that you can download directly from the web site.

I will not send high-resolution files, help you choose photos, sign documents, or do anything more than give you permission by email unless you purchase the use of an image.

Everything on this web site is already available for free to everyone around the world with access to the internet. You are welcome to make a link to any of my web pages or images. But if you feel you absolutely need to take one of my images to use on your not for profit web site or publication, you can do so under the following conditions:

In the interest of advancing public awareness and appreciation of reptiles and amphibians and to encourage their conservation, I allow the free use of up to 10 of my images for non-commercial and educational use, following the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. (I have added a link to this license in February, 2011, but it does not change any previous useage rights previously given here.)

If you want to use more than 10 of my images, then email me for my permission.

Please credit any usage appropriately, citing Gary Nafis and If your use is online, please add a link to my site - I like to know how the images are used, so if you want, email me with the details and send me your URL if you are using them online so I can check out your site and maybe link back to it if that is relevant.

(My photographs, sounds, and videos found on this web site have been donated to or purchased for use online, in children's books, college textbooks, field guides, calendars, scientific journals, home-schooling materials, magazines, newspapers, libraries, state and federal government agency reports, U.S. military training guides, company brochures, corporate training manuals, computer training programs, outdoor signs, billboards, zoos, museums, aquariums, nature centers, preserves, state and national parks, airport displays, environmental organization newsletters, DVDs and more. I have made many exceptions to these rules for friends, for environmental organizations and for scientific books and publications, so there's no harm in asking me to do the same, though I do not always have time to help.)

Using Sounds and Video

Any sounds and video on this web site © Gary Nafis may not be copied or used without permission.
If I give you permission to use any sound or video for free, the same terms regarding free use explained above apply.

Please contact me if you want to purchase the use of a sound or video or use it for a non-profit or educational use.

Contacting Contributors

Below is a list of the names of digital media contributors (in alphabetical order by last name.) Clicking on a name link opens your default mail program and inserts an email address. If you want to use another mail program, right-click or control-click on the name and copy the address then paste it. If there is no link, you can check with me to see if the contributor does not want to be contacted, or if I just did not make a link.

By request of some contributors, as an attempt to prevent the collection of email addresses from this list by email harvesting spammers, since June 2008 I have added a # symbol before each email address.  You need to remove this # symbol when you send email to a particular email address.

(On my Mac using Safari, when I Control Click and select Copy Email Address, the # changes to %23 which I then delete. Your system may do the same or similar when you Right Click. Whatever symbol it puts at the beginning of the address should be removed.)

I realize that this makes it hard if not impossible to use these email links on a cell phone. You will have to write down the email address then type it into your mail program unless you can find a way to remove the leading symbol.

I apologize for the inconvenience and I don't know how well this works, but it's the only solution I have come up with so far.
If anyone on this list thinks they are getting spammed because their email address is listed here - let me know if you want me to remove or change it, and I will.

Todd Accornero
Douglas Aguillard
Jeff Ahrens
Brad Alexander
Ronn Altig
Melissa Amarello
John Andermann
Jacob Anderson
Lawrence Anderson
Kevin Andras
Lady Li Andre
Chris Arai
Akela Arthur
Bill Bachman
Cooper Bailey
Alex Bairstow
Crystal Baker
Osa Barbani
Dick Bartlett
Nick Barrientos
Deb Barringer
Alan D. Barron (or Alan Barron)
John Aylward
Sean Barry
Todd Battey
Gary Beach
Leah Beebe
Robert Beecroft
Dave Beller
Jeffrey Belotti
Jim Bennett
Jonathan Benson
Steve Berry  -  Jaaleekaay
Dave Biggs
Steve Bird   Zoothera Birding
Robert Black
Brian Blackwelder
Steve Bledsoe
Winter Bonnin
Joe Bouvier
Dave Bowlus
Eric Boyer
Jerry L. Boyer
Bon Terra Consulting (Sam Stewart)
Richard E. Brewer
Patrick Briggs
Kate Britsch
Steven Britton
Steve Broggie
Chris Brown
Douglas Brown
Douglas S. Brown
Holly Brown
Philip Brown
Carl R. Brune
Frank Buchter
John Buckman
Paul J. Burke
Olly Burrows (no use allowed)
Greg Buchanok (no use allowed)
Carola Bundy
Tim Burkhardt
James R. Buskirk
Jason Butler
Colin Byrne
Luke Caldwell
Steven Caldwell
Suzanne Camejo
Doug Campbell
Amber Carson
Jen Castle
Zachary Cava
Shane Caver
Alexus Cazares
Richard Cazares
Robin Chanin
Emily Chebul
Isaac Chellman
John Chevalier (no use allowed)
The Chico Turtle Lab
George Chrisman
Ruby Christine
Michael Clarkson
Adam Clause
Seth Coffman
Suzanne Cogen
Kenneth D. Cohn
Walter Combs
Keith Condon
Karen Cooper
Russel Cormack
Gerald & Buff Corsi
Bob Cossins
David Couch
Michele Coughlin
Kirsty Coulter
Tony Covell
Jennifer Cox
Terry Cox
Crazy About Nature     Facebook
Michael Crews
Kevin Crouch
Curtis Croulet
Earl Curran (no use allowed)
Carlos Davidson
Tom Day
Tim Dayton
Chris DeGroof
Wim de Groot
Janjaap Dekker
Harold DeLisle
Guntram Deichsel
John Delgado - John's YouTube Rattlesnakes Channel
Byron De Stouet
Kimberly Deutsch
Tara de Silva
Robert de Vico  -
Ed Dickie
Joseph E. DiDonato
Julia DiRienzo
Rory Doolin
Mike Dorsey
Katie Drexhage
Rachel DuBose
Roman Duellge
Sylvia Durando
Jeremiah Easter
Joe Eastham
Bruce Edley
Abby Edwards / Audubon Canyon Ranch
Janet Ellis
Carla England
Seth Erickson
Nick Esquivel
Geoff Fangerow
Norbert Fanjat
Lonnie Fehr
Dave Feliz
David Feliz
Pierre Fidenci
Jason Fitzgibbon
Aaron Fitzsimmons
Brian Flaigmore
William Flaxington
David Fong
Bill Ford
Domiane Forte
Von T. Freeze
Debbie Frost
Alexandria M. Fulton USGS
Joe Furhman
Alberto Galindo
Carrie Galvin
Beverly Gandall
Mela Garcia
Mario Garcia Paris
Mark Gary
Ian Gaston
Michael Gates
Michael Gatti
Richard Gentile
John Gerhard
Benjamin German
Joel A. Germond
Mark Girardeau - Orange County
Christopher Glover
Matthey Godfrey   (no use allowed)
Susannah Goldston
Leo Gomez
Dave Goodward
Gary Grantham
Tom Green
Harry Greene
Pamela Greer
Marcia Grefsrud CDFW
Lori Grennan
Nancy Gribler
Ken Griffiths - web site: Naturally Wild Photography
Bret Gross
Dylan Gross
Joyce Gross
Erik Grouell  (no use allowed)
Ricky Grubb
Chris Gruenwald
Bob Haase
Cheryl Haga
Steve Haimwertz
Jonathan Hakim
Lou Hamby
Linda Hamilton
Robert Hamilton   -    Hamilton Biological
Shelly Hancock
Paul Hanson
Tom Harkins
Andrew Harmer
Brian Harris
Daniel Harris
Megan Harris
lara hartley
Andy Hatch
Kinji Hayashi  (contact James R. Buskirk)
Ruby Christine Head
Jared Heald
Lee Hecker
Adam Helbert
Yuval Helfman
Taylor Henry
Ryan Henson
Francesca Heras
Tim Herbert
Bob Herrmann
Robert Herndon
Nicholas Hess
Mark Hilands
Brian Hinds
Jon Hirt
Owen Holt  (No use allowed)
Stacey Holt
Craig Hoover
Taryn Horne
Greg Howard
Sabrina Howe
Ryan Hoyer
Brian Hubbs
Jeremy Huff
Don Huffman
John Huffman
Katherine Hughes
Brandon Hunsberger
Ryan Hunter
Cait Hutnik     (Light of Morn)
Michael Inaba
Claudia Inoue
Steve Ivie
Amy Jaecker-Jones
David Jahn
Doug Jeffries
Chris Johnson (no use allowed)
Don Johnson
Oscar Johnson
Pieter Johnson
Val Johnson
Jason Jones
Thomas Kavenaugh
Jay Keller
Max Kelley
Sean Kelly
Dan Kennedy
Suzanne Kennedy
Andreas Kettenburg
Neil Keung
Ceal Klingler
Denise Kocek    web site: Elephant Seals Blog
David Kositchek
Tadd Kraft
Steven Krause
Maureen Krinsky
Alex Krohn
Liz Kubalek
Tony Kurz
Rodney Lacey
Chad Lane or Chad M. Lane
Holly Lane
Kevin Law
Dr. Robert Lawson
Jeffrey M. Lemm
William Leonard
Alan E. Leviton
Zachary Lim  (or Zach Lim)
Chris Lima
Joel Lingenfelter
Richard Lingo
Gregory Litiatco
Nate Loftin
Connor Long
Sheri Lubin
Lorenzo Maccone
Mike X Macrae
Grace Macy
Jude Magann
Bob Martz
Stephanie Mastriano
James Maughn
William Mays
Joy Lutz-Mizar
Shane Macfarlan
Bobby MacGregor
Paul Maier
Ryan Martin
Thomas Martin
Emily Mastrelli
Kelly Mathson
Matt Maxon
Kyle McCann
John McClain
Paul McClenahan
Allen McConnell
Mark McCormick
Ethyl McGee
Erin McGuire
Scott McKay
Jerry McMurray
Natalie McNear
Evan Mehta
Gérard Menut
Anthony Mercieca (no use allowed)
Brian Merget
Robert Mellinger
Cody Merrylees
John Michels
David Mikkelsen
David Miles
Jessica Miller
Thomas Miller
Tom Millington
Jeff Mintz
Nancy Mittasch
Harry Moffett
Linda Morgan
Diane Morrow
James Morry
Bruce Montgomery
Brad Moon
Noah Morales
Richard Morgan II
Becca Morn
Chris Morrison
Casey Moss
Albert Most
K. Moussally
Chris Mowry
Carlos Rodriguez Munoz   (no use allowed)
Sam Murray
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley (David Wake)
Laura Najaf-abadi
Gary Nafis
Christian Naventi
Julie Nelson
Jonathan Nemati
Melissa Newman
Jason Nichols
Martin Nicolaus
Donna Noce
Jeff Nordland
Judith Ogus
Teejay O'Rear
Edgar Ortega
Ricky Ortiz
Ken Owen  -  Channel Islands Restoration
Bob Packard
Ross Padilla
Joshua C. Pace
Theodore J. Pappenfuss
Duncan Parks
Angel Patton
Lori Paul
Mike Pecora
Scott Peden
Jason Penny
Michael A. Peters
Michael M. Phillips
Randy Pickard
Ed Pirog
Ken Pitts
Dominic Poole
Richard Porter
Koby Poulton
Christian Powell
Lisa Powers
Tess Prenger
Loren Prins
Mark Pugs
Joshua Puhn
Nao Rains
George M. Ramirez
Darren Ramsey
Nathan Ray
Scott Ray
Andrea Reddick (Ron Ruppert)
Aaron Reif
John Reinsch
James Rexroth
Jeff Rice   web site: Western Soundscape Archive
Will Richardson    Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
Gary Ridley
Spencer Riffle
Molly Rinaldi
Cindy Rizzato
Don Roberson  (His website on Birds, California Birding, and other wildlife.)
Darrell Roberts  (photo not available for re-use.)
Michael Robinson -  Flickr Page
David Rodriguez
Jason Rojas
Jason Rosenberg
Josh Rosenstein
Mark Rothenay
Alison Rowe
James Rowe
Mike Ryan
Jennifer Rycenga      web site: (San Mateo County Birding Guide)
Grayson B. Sandy (Grayson Sandy)
Kathleen Scavone
Michelle Scharer   (no use allowed)
Phil Schmidt
Donald Schultz
Rob Schell
Stacy Schenkel
Naomi Schiff
Lynette Schimming
John Schilling
Leslie Schreiber
Dan Schroeter
Jeanne Schultz
Richard Seaman
Jay Selman
Alyssa Semerdjian
Vince Semonsen
Daniel Seung
J. Clay Sharp
Ryan Shatto
Dave Shaw
Jackson Shedd
Scott Shoemaker
Anastasia Dimitriu Shup
Jake Sibley
Karyn Sieglitz
Diane L. Sieker
Ryan Sikola
Lou Silva
Brad Sillasen
Matthew Sinkhorn
Matt Sjostrom
Patty Sliney
Jay Smart
Ben Smith
Ed Smith
Jonathan Smith
Nate Smith  (Nathan on the photo)
Nathan Smith
Gordon C. Snelling
Jay Snow
John T. Snow
Tamara Spaur
Mike Spencer
Bill Stagnaro
Michael G. Starkey
Rodney Starr
Rick Staub
Robert Staehle
Wayne Steiger
John Stephenson
Bob Stephens-Doll
Don Sterba
Morgan Stickrod
Eric Stitt
John Stoklosa
Zack Sturbaum
John Sullivan
Michael Sutcliffe
Karen Swaim    Swaim Biological, Inc.
K. S. Swigart
Luke Talltree
John Tashjian
Jean Taves
Emily Taylor
Jeff Teel
Randy Teets
Filip Tkaczyk
David Tobler
Michelle Tollett
Craig Tooley  -  Craig Tooley's (Ruffimages)
Jim Tracy
Becky Trask
Pete Trenham
Huck Triggs
Amelia True
Shirley Tudor
Lauren Tyson
Tim Valentine
Anne Vanoppen
Glen Vargas
Pete Veilleux
Ivan Vershynin
Allen Vinson
Phil Vogel
Vance Vredenburg
Sandra Wagner
Harold Wagstaff
Sara Walhovd
Henk Wallays
David Walton
James Wang  web site:
Roxanne Ward
David Wake
Melissa Wantz
Mike Waters
Kyle Watson
Aaron Wells
Will Wells
Charlie Wheeler
John White
Ken D. Wiley
Scott Wiley
Spencer Williams
Matt Willis
Sam Wilson
Ryan Winkleman
Van Wishingrad (also: Van Joshua Wishingrad)
Melissa Witte
Ben Witzke
Patricia Woodfill
John Worden
Karen Wyld Karen
Trevor Yehle
Anish Yelekar
Stuart Young
Tyler Young
Samantha Zahringer
Bo Zaremba
Katie Zarn
Ameet Zaveri
Dave Zeldin
Larry Zheng
Steve Zimmerman

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