Mangrove pit viper
This small mangrove pit viper (Trimeresurus purpureomaculatus) was prying for its lunch in between the supports of Bintan Resorts Mangrove Discovery jetty. From far it looks like a cobra, but the scales pattern on its head and the loreal pit between the eye and nostril distinguishes it from other snakes. Notice the beautiful skin with strongly keeled scales (click on the image to get a higher resolution one).
I almost got difficulties as the 70-200 minimum focus distance of 1.2m was reached.
[Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS @200mm, f/5.6, 1/15sec, ISO 400]
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Thank God, I never find something like this in Lagoi…..
yah, rugi dong. B-)
Your photos are beautiful.
Thanx. I pm you on your interest in Lagoi Bay.
My name is Michael and I’m a student from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. Could I ask you some questions about the ecology of Lagoi Bay?
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Ninik, tkyu, sekarang bisa kasih rating juga, hehe.
Pak ularnya serem nih…Kemaren dekat housing jg ada walaupun cm kecil…Tp berbisa….Hati2 ntar kalo digigit engga bs motret lg lo….hehehehehe
Itu yang di housing ulernya lukas ato lucky ato bapakmu kali! 😉
Berapa panjang ularnya? kalo liat kepalanya.. termasuk yg berbisa ya..
Mprit, semua pit-viper berbisa, termasuk yang ini. Panjangnya sekitar 1m.