César L. Barrio-Amorós

Doc Frog

Scientific director and photographer

Spanish herpetologist who dedicated his life to the understanding and conservation of reptiles and amphibians.

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César L. Barrio-Amorós is a Spanish anthropologist who dedicated his life to the understanding and conservation of nature. His main interests are amphibians and reptiles (herpetology) and for that reason, he has worked and continues to research in Spain, Morocco, Venezuela, Perú, México, Colombia, Costa Rica and Ecuador. It produced more than 200 scientific articles and described 50 new species of amphibians and reptiles for science, mainly from remote and unexplored landscapes. Part of his research can be downloaded from here. He also made documentaries for Venezuelan television and is now starting a Youtube channel. His photographs are well known as they appeared in many books, articles and web pages. Click here for some examples. Doc Frog Photography and Doc Frog Expeditions are their official logos and now join their efforts with CRWilD to offer the best possible herping opportunities in Costa Rica. He offers different herping expeditions around the world, but here he focuses on Costa Rica and extends throughout Central America.