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Banded Mangrove Snake (Boiga dendrophila melatona)
Taking a rest after moulting (sloughing).
This rear fanged, mildly venomous snake inhabits mainly South East Asia.

Nikon P90

Views per 02.05.2012 – 1154

Featured in:

- Zoophoria. Feb 2010

- Closeups in Nature. Feb. 2010.

- World Wildlife Photography. Dec. 2009.

- Unlimited Quality. Dec. 2009.

- Yellow Two. Dec. 2009


animal, banded mangrove snake, black, lazy, mangrove, nature, reptile, snake, wildlife, yellow, boiga dendrophila melatona, sloughing, moulting, resting


  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartalmost 5 years ago

    stunning image. – Dennis

  • Thanks Dennis, I took the shot shortly after moulting (the snake, not me), thus the vibrant colours.

    – mamba

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 5 years ago

    All of your images are simple fabulous! All of them!

  • Thanks for the great compliment swaby, I like yours too, you have a great eye for nature and see things others would probably pass by.

    – mamba

  • ©   Elaine van Dyk
    © Elaine van...almost 5 years ago

    Oh man, this is a stunning photo! Such beautiful light caught on it’s scales and around the head, and that amazing eye. A real winner of a photograph.

  • Thanks very much Elaine.

    – mamba

  • Thow's Photography
    Thow's Photogr...almost 5 years ago

    Stunning work

  • Thanks Mick.

    – mamba

  • FallingHorse
    FallingHorseover 4 years ago

    Wow – nice ssssnake :-)

  • Many thanks, it’s one of my favourite ssssnakes.

    – mamba

  • missjudy0668
    missjudy0668over 4 years ago

    Stunning portrait. The clarity and detail just snap! Beautiful work.

  • Thanks Judy. He just lost his old skin, that’s why his colours are so vibrant.

    – mamba

  • redladyart
    redladyartover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Sharon. I’ve just recently joined your group and am very honoured to have been featured. Thanks again.

    – mamba

  • TrixiJahn
    TrixiJahnover 4 years ago

    What a beauty and great close up!

  • Thank you very much indeed TrixiJahn.

    – mamba

  • Claire Walsh
    Claire Walshover 4 years ago

    What a stunning capture. A beautiful specimen.

  • Many thanks indeed ClaireBear.

    – mamba

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartover 4 years ago

    Congratulations..your work has been featured in the World Wildlife Photography Group! Linked Text

  • Thank you very much indeed for the feature. I like your banner by the way, it really stands out.

    – mamba

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