Lifelong nature enthusiast, started chasing frogs and snakes while I was on holiday in Kefalonia as a child. From there I went on to study languages at university, worked as a professional herpetologist for 8 years, then trained to be a teacher before moving to Thailand to work in one of the best international schools in S-E Asia.
Me with a Wagler’s pit viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)

Matt Wilson

Teacher, Herpetologist, Photographer, Traveller, Language learner..

This site was created in 2009 in order to share information and photography of field Herpetologist Matt Wilson as well as trip reports, photography and conservation of reptiles and amphibians. I have been conducting field trips since I was 15 years old and now at 31 I have gained invaluable experience thanks to over 50 excursions on the European continent and other parts of the world such as Latin America, North Africa and South-East Asia. The areas that I mostly visit are Greece and Spain, as I have a love for the Mediterranean herpetofauna.  In particular I have been visiting Greek islands since I was very young and I find the diversity and ecological adaptations of species here very interesting.

Recently, I decided that it was time for the website to evolve from The European Amphibian & Reptile Blog to Amphibian & Reptile Travels. This is because I have now started travelling further a field to explore different aspects of my interest in herpetology and therefore the site would need a wider coverage of visits to other places outside of Europe. In addition, I am also interested in almost all other kinds of wildlife but I especially like watching and photographing mammals and birds. I currently live on the island of Phuket, Thailand where I work as a Secondary teacher in an international school.

NOTE: This is not a page where I organise or advertise wildlife tours. This is a page were I merely share my own trips to different parts of the world to search for wildlife.

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