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An Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus batesii) coiled high above in the Amazon basin in Peru This snake was about twenty feet off the ground. It stands out against the canopy leaves in a flash photo because of the way the snake's body reflects the flash, but in person it was much harder to distinguish. Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boa,Animal,Boa,Corallus batesii,Geotagged,Herp,Peru,Reptile,Snake,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

An Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus batesii) coiled high above in the Amazon basin in Peru

This snake was about twenty feet off the ground. It stands out against the canopy leaves in a flash photo because of the way the snake's body reflects the flash, but in person it was much harder to distinguish.

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  1. Really great photo given the distance, John! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! We did manage to catch the snake for better photos (see my comment below). Posted 5 years ago
  2. Here is the same snake the next day, after it was caught and detained for photos: http://www.jungledragon.com/image/36543 Posted 5 years ago
  3. I just found out that Corallus caninus was split in 2009. The ones from this area are now considered Corallus batesii. Posted 5 years ago

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Emerald Tree Boas are strikingly beautiful arboreal snakes from South America. This group of boas was split in 2009 into Guyana Shield Emerald Tree Boas (Corallus caninus) and Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boas (Corallus batesii). Older references use the name Corallus caninus for all of them.

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Uploaded Mar 7, 2016. Captured Feb 5, 2016 12:46 in Unnamed Road, Mazán, Peru.
  • PENTAX K-3 II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/180s
  • ISO400
  • 135mm