PHYTHON NATALENSIS - The South African python by Magaret Meintjes


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PHYTHON NATALENSIS - The South African python by 

DATE CAPTURED 15/05/2010

CAPTURED LOCATION: Groeland Safari’s, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Camera;Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm DG
Focal Length: 95mm
Exposure Mode:
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/30 sec – F/4.2
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV

The South African python is very solid and stoutly built, with a triangular head with fragmented head shields. There are heat sensitive pits on two of the upper labials and 4-6 of the lower labials. The body scales are very small, smooth and in 78-95 rows. There is a dark spearhead mark on the crown of the head, and dark and light bands radiating from the eye to the lip.The body is grey-green or grey-brown, with dark brown, black- edged bars and bladges on the top, irregularly connected with sinuous dark brown bands that may form isolated blotches on the flanks. The belly is white with dark speckles. Juveniles are more brightly marked.


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  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockover 4 years ago

    oooo nice find.. they get massive these guys, Ive seen photos of them taking down Impala..

  • Frightning is the word! thanks for your visit and comment, appreciate it, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • jammingene
    jammingeneover 4 years ago

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    stunning picture, well done,dawnx

  • Thank you so much dear dawn, have a stunning day and take care xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Paul Lindenberg
    Paul Lindenbergover 4 years ago

    Oooo .. grand shot, python in situ.

  • Thank you so much dear Paul, take care x

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture Maggie!

  • Thank you so much sweet Trish xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • phil1950
    phil1950over 4 years ago

    Cool shot of the great looking snake, well done Maggie

  • Thank you so much phil, take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 4 years ago

    Terrific Capture Magee!!

  • Thank you so much dear Anthony and you take care !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago

    great catch

  • Thank you so much for your visit and kind comments Sean!

    – Magaret Meintjes

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