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Happy World Snake Day 2019 Happy World Snake Day! Snakes are incredible creatures that have been unfairly given a bad reputation, in addition to nicknames like “danger noodle” and “nope rope”. There are at least 3,500 species of snakes dwelling in habitats around the world: from the icy habitats of northern Canada to humid rainforests, dry deserts, and also in many of the world’s oceans. Only about 600 species are venomous, with only a small portion of those being dangerous to humans. They can be as tiny as several centimeters in length to longer than nine meters! Snakes are important predators and are crucial ecological contributors to the habitats in which they live. Love them or hate them, snakes are amazing. So, be brave and show respect and dare I say, admiration, for these fascinating creatures! #JungleDragon World Snake Day,snake,snakes Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Happy World Snake Day 2019

Happy World Snake Day! Snakes are incredible creatures that have been unfairly given a bad reputation, in addition to nicknames like “danger noodle” and “nope rope”. There are at least 3,500 species of snakes dwelling in habitats around the world: from the icy habitats of northern Canada to humid rainforests, dry deserts, and also in many of the world’s oceans. Only about 600 species are venomous, with only a small portion of those being dangerous to humans. They can be as tiny as several centimeters in length to longer than nine meters! Snakes are important predators and are crucial ecological contributors to the habitats in which they live. Love them or hate them, snakes are amazing. So, be brave and show respect and dare I say, admiration, for these fascinating creatures! #JungleDragon

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  1. Credits:

    Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus batesii) by John Sullivan,
    An Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus batesii) coiled on a thin branch in the Amazon basin in Peru This boa had been found the previous night near our field station, about twenty feet up in the canopy. It was captured and held for a day so we could get better photographs, then released where it was found. Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boa,Corallus batesii,Geotagged,Peru,Summer


    Coastal Tiapan by Graeme Ruck,
    Coastal Tiapan  Coastal taipan,Oxyuranus scutellatus


    Indian Spectacled Cobra (Juvenile) Naja naja by Aditya Salekar,
    Indian Spectacled Cobra (Juvenile) Naja naja The Indian cobra (Naja naja) also known as the Spectacled cobra, Asian cobra or Binocellate cobra is a species of the genus Naja found in the Indian subcontinent (Pakistan, India) and a member of the "big four" species that inflict the most snakebites on humans in India. This snake is revered in Indian mythology and culture, and is often seen with snake charmers. It is now protected in India under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act (1972).<br />
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Naja naja was first described by Swedish physician, zoologist, and botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The generic name and the specific epithet naja is a Latinisation of the Sanskrit word nāgá (नाग) meaning "cobra".<br />
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The Indian cobra or spectacled cobra, being common in South Asia, is referred to by a number of local names deriving from the root of Nag (नाग) (Hindi, Oriya, Marathi), Moorkan, മൂര്‍ഖന്‍ (Malayalam), Naya-නයා (Sinhalese), Nagu Pamu (Telugu),[8] Nagara Havu (Kannada), Naga Pambu or Nalla pambu (நாகப் பாம்பு/நல்ல பாம்பு) (Tamil) "Phetigom" (Assamese) and Gokhra (গোখরো) (Bengali).<br />
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 Geotagged,India,Indian cobra,Naja naja,indianspectacledcobra,juvenile,najanaja


    Erythrolamprus aesculapii by Ferdy Christant,
    Erythrolamprus aesculapii - top view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia After coming down the bird watching tower in La Isla Escondida, which was a lot scarier than going up, we made way back to the lodge. Heavy rain started and likely this is why our guide Manuel ran into this snake crossing the path. Holes and creeks fill up with water during heavy rain, forcing some snakes to change position.<br />
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Manuel captured the snake and it was taken to the nearby lodge for a few shots, and then released. At the time we were under the working assumption that this was a true coral snake, in hindsight it looks to be a false coral snake. Note that the name "false coral snake" is used for different species in this genus, that's why I'm using the binomial name. <br />
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Note that this snake is quite tiny, the shots are cropped and/or taken with a macro lens. Release shot is at the end of the series.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70340/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70342/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_-_side_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70343/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_-_frontal_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70344/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_-_frontal_view_ii_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70345/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_-_release_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Erythrolamprus aesculapii,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World


    Malabar pit viper by Va₹ad Bansod,
    Malabar pit viper closeup It was an awesome experience to photograph this beauty which is also a beast .... The lovely yet deadly malabar pit viper was clicked at Amboli in the western Ghat region in the Maharashtra state of India ! Malabar pit viper,Trimeresurus malabaricus


    Desert Horned Viper by Ali Mohajeran,
    Desert Horned Viper Kavir National Park, Semnan, Iran<br />
 Cerastes gasperettii,Iran,vipers


    Common Blunt-headed Tree Snake by Ferdy Christant,
    Common Blunt-headed Tree Snake - portrait, La Isla Escondida, Colombia Another meeting with this elegant lizard hunter. A super thin and strong snake that can stretch its body across a significant distance in mid-air, thereby not alerting any lizards sleeping in trees. This one was stick handled and put on a very large table at the lodge of La Isla Escondida. This individual is relatively short compared to earlier observations.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73635/common_blunt-headed_tree_snake_-_curious_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73636/common_blunt-headed_tree_snake_-_head_side_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73637/common_blunt-headed_tree_snake_-_curled_up_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73638/common_blunt-headed_tree_snake_-_frontal_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73639/common_blunt-headed_tree_snake_-_top_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/73641/common_blunt-headed_tree_snake_-_curled_up_2_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Common Blunt-headed Tree Snake,Fall,Geotagged,Imantodes cenchoa,La Isla Escondida,Putumayo,South America,World


    Green Python (juvenile) by kickin01,
    Green Python (juvenile)  Geotagged,Green tree python,Morelia viridis,Spring,United States


    Relax by fl Design,
    Relax «Coronella austriaca» | Smooth Snake | Winningen, Germany<br />
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III<br />



Lens: Sigma 150 mm + EX II = 300 mm


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1/250 Sek<br />



f/13<br />



ISO 800 Coronella austriaca,Geotagged,Germany,Reptiles,Smooth Snake,Snakes,coronella austriaca,smooth snake

    Posted 3 months ago
  2. Wow - VERY nice collage to celebrate these fantastic creatures! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Arp! Posted 3 months ago

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