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Not quite sure what species but certainly belongs to the pitviper family because of the loreal pits. Probably a typ of rattlesnake. Happy if anyone can identify it.

Close up version

Featured in:
Closeups In Nature. Feb. 2010

Comments

  • main1
    main1about 5 years ago

    Really cool!! Looks great large :>)

  • Many thanks Marleia. Sorry I took so long to answer.

    – mamba

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

    Stunning work

  • Thanks very much for your comment Michael.

    – mamba

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartabout 5 years ago

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

  • Thank you very much indeed Dennis for this feature. It is greatly appreciated.

    – mamba

  • AngelaC
    AngelaCalmost 5 years ago

    Congrats! You’ve been featured in the Closeups In Nature group! :)

  • Many, many thanks Angela for this feature.

    – mamba

  • SusanAdey
    SusanAdeyalmost 5 years ago

    Great image – hope you had a long lens for this shot! :)

  • Thanks very much Susan. Didn’t need one, I took this in an open snake pit with a small wall between me and my model.

    – mamba

  • Dania Reichmuth
    Dania Reichmuthover 4 years ago

    Mamba this image is so wondeful, the colors are spectacular, the closeness to the subject is amazing, superb!

  • This was an easy one, he didn’t move an inch. Thanks Dania.

    – mamba

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Voceabout 4 years ago

    Wow – magnificent colours. Where did you take this picture? Curious as you dont mention it.

  • Many thanks indeed Betty. I took this in an open pit at the Hartbeespoort Dam Reptile Park in South Africa.

    – mamba

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