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Nose-horned viper  Bulgaria,Geotagged,Nose-horned viper,Spring,Strandzha Nature Park,Vipera ammodytes Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Great capture! Congrats! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks, it was warming up on the rocks of the Beglik Tash sanctuary and stayed motionless for at least 30 minutes so I had plenty of time to take as many photos as I wish. Posted 3 years ago
  2. Wow, what a beauty, lucky you! Posted 3 years ago
  3. Beautiful!!!! Posted 3 years ago
  4. Spectacular find! Posted 3 years ago
  5. Great photo - snakes can be quite difficult. Posted 3 years ago

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''Vipera ammodytes'' is a venomous viper species found in southern Europe through to the Balkans and parts of the Middle East. It is reputed to be the most dangerous of the European vipers due to its large size, long fangs and high venom toxicity. The specific name, ''ammodytes'', is derived from the Greek words ''ammos'', meaning "sand", and ''dutes'', meaning "burrower" or "diver", despite its preference for rocky habitats. Five subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies.. more

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Uploaded Oct 23, 2016. Captured May 19, 2016 11:24 in Unnamed Road, 8180 Primorsko, Bulgaria.
  • SZ-14
  • f/6.9
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO80
  • 108mm