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]