Dwarf Crowned Snake (Cacophis krefftii) by Normf

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These small elapid snakes are venomous but not considered dangerous to humans. All crowned snakes are reluctant biters, relying more on bluff display than bite. They are weakly venomous and have tiny mouths and short fangs. They will generally rear up & ‘mock strike’ with mouth closed, more of a ‘head butt’. Average Length is only 25cm. Individuals have been measured up to 35cm.

Canon EOS 7D
Shooting Date/Time 30/10/2010 4:49:06 PM
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/10
Aperture Value 7.1
Metering Mode Spot Metering
ISO Speed 400
Lens EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Focal Length 100.0 mm
Image Quality RAW
Lightroom 3


  • whittsatwoopi
    whittsatwoopiabout 4 years ago

    This really is superb work Norm!

  • Thanks for your support and favoring Simon, I’m always pleased when you compliment!

    – Normf

  • EvaBridget
    EvaBridgetabout 4 years ago

    What an absolutely superb shot Norm!

  • Really Appreciate your compliment Eva!

    – Normf

  • en-joy
    en-joyabout 4 years ago

    Wow I love this shot!!! I showed it to my 9 year old son … he loves it too!

  • Thanks en-joy, I’m glad you are teaching your son that snakes are cool!

    – Normf

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks Again Ray

    – Normf

  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful snake – and very well captured – great timing to get the fang movement – love it

  • Glad you like ithampshirelady , he is kinda cute! (and still roaming the neighbourhood!)

    – Normf

  • EnviroKey
    EnviroKeyabout 4 years ago

    superb capture, Cheers, Steve

  • Thanks Steve, these guys remind me of the little Red-naped Snakes (Furina diadema)I used to find around sydney as a kid (great for scaring girls in the playgound)and they are very cute with their bluffing stance. I hav’t seen the Furina for a long time! Do you get them down your way!!

    – Normf

  • vanderson
    vandersonabout 4 years ago

    This is spooky, but cool! How close were you for this shot?

  • I have to admit that I was probably only about 8 inches from the snake when I took this as the closeness was the catalyst for it to rear up in its (bluffing??) tough threatening stance (kinda cute hey). I wasn’t really being brave as these are very little snakes and usually reluctant to bite! Thanks for your comment!

    – Normf

  • en-joy
    en-joyabout 4 years ago

    Snakes are actually his favorite animals! :-)

  • Good on him, Snakes are cool!

    – Normf

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 4 years ago

    A terrific capture Norm.

  • Thanks Al I appreciate your comment!

    – Normf

  • Tenee Attoh
    Tenee Attohabout 4 years ago

    Stunning, u are brave

  • Not so brave he was little!! Thanks Tenee!

    – Normf

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