- touristdidi (2490)
- [2008-02-26 10:51]
Poisonious not to mess with. Nice shot!!! I would have done the same, is this a death wish ?????
- Dee_eS (548)
- [2008-02-26 10:52]
A chance encounter, a rare opportunity resulting in a very nice shot. Congratulations
A close encounter, wow. Nice shot Way, and I enjoyed your notes very much. I'll bet your heart was beating a bit faster with this shot. I like the pose you got it in, sitting on the fence. Nice eye contact with excellent colour. Depth of field is nicely muted so that brilliant green of his stands out nicely against the green forest.
This is indeed a Green Mamba and how lucky you are to have seen one. As you say they are not nearly as aggressive as the Black Mamba and I have never heard of any fatalities caused by them despite their venom being extremely poisonous. One reason they are not as dangerous is that their fangs are at the back of their mouths which makes it less likely that a strike will result in a toxic bite.
A really special photo and one to talk about. TFS.
A nice and pleasant experience as the shot were not mutual.
I always puzzled with the idea that some of my (girl) friends actually trilled in the presence of a butterfly, but cuddled every lionlike doggies they saw (vice versa to me). You are afraid from bugs, still can took this one. I am sure you have been told how agile they could be, you are a hero
a great shot very well focused here and the contrast is perfect with these green tones
a good timing!
Have you seen a lot of snakes in tanzania?
I love snakes and when I will go to Tanzania I want to see a lot of them and take picture of them.^^
best regards Toba
- delfin (203)
- [2008-03-06 12:46]
Nice picture with a nice story. "Nice" seems a little bit sarcastic at least regarding to your friend :)
Seems like the shower was a meeting point for them. Both pictures are really good. rare shots.
I traveled in Africa,in Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal), in Peru.. I know how rarely one sees snakes and can't understand why some people are afraid of going to certain places because of their serpentfobia... One should feel lucky if he catches the view you did.
Thank you for sharing
Welcome to TN.
I was born in Goa, India and have been in various parts of Africa. Have, personally, seen the deadly Mamba in Africa & the Cobras in India.
This image has been done with GREAT taste.
Love your notes too.
And, once more, welcome to this LOVELY site.
Mario from Calgary with WARM greetings.
- baraviad (283)
- [2010-10-30 2:12]
you were very lucky
I looked for this species during 3 weeks in Africa and did no managed to spot it
- SteveCoetzee (863)
- [2012-04-14 7:14]
That is a very good photo and a scary encounter!
I have seen a few of those snakes down here in South Africa.
- Hotelcalifornia (14408)
- [2014-01-31 10:44]
Ya..got it.Very beautiful and even more attractive than what I captured.Nice view.WS picture is also attractive.Great time.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,