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Typhlops vermicularis

Typhlops vermicularis
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-12
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-29 3:18
Viewed: 10678
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Typhlops vermicularis Merrem, 1820 (Worm Snake)

A small snake of the family Typhlopidae which looks like an earthworm.
Its distribution covers the Balkans, the Caucasus region, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Iran. Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
In Cyprus it is not uncommon at the lowlands (below 600m)
It is a burrowing snake found under stones and logs. It is feeds on ants and termites.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-29 6:37]

Hello Christodoulos,
Not a most beautiful creature, but a very interesting one. The picture itself is taken in an excellent manner, the view from above very well chosen and the sharpness is perfect. Amazing how this little snake shines like an earthworm. Fine natural shot.
Kind regards

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-11-29 8:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a spectacular little species you introduce me to here, it's skin is very shiny and beautiful. An excellent posting, thank you.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-29 10:31]

Hello Christodoulos.
Great shot of this Typhlops vermicularis. I don't think I have ever seen a photo posted on the web before.Best regards Siggi

Χριστόδουλε γεια σου,
Excellent representation of this harmless snake, sharp hoto and nice colour
Well done

amazing creature, TFS Ori

hello Christodoulos
super sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
i like this shot because i founs also this specie in Greece
Blind snake

greeting lou

How can I miss this spectacular capture friend Christodoulos? Wonderful shot of quite strange snake with briliant colors detail and perfect dept of field. Wow! Amazing work indeed!
George Veltchev

Geia sou Christodoule,
Very nice capture of this pretty snake, taken in natural environement, with sharp details. Not easy to avoid the skin reflection. We can see very well the undevelopped eyes. Kali nixta file,

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-11-30 0:16]

Hello Christodoulos
Wonderful and interesting capture
Thanks for sharing

A very good macro-study of this tiny ground-dweller Christodoulos, even its eyes are visible under the skin. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

Hi Christodoulos,
a very interesting snake and a good picture. At first it seems to be a worm taken under a strange angle.

Γεια σου Χριστόδουλε,
ευχαριστούμε πολύ που μας γνώρισες αυτό το πολύ ενδιαφέρον πλάσμα!!


Γεια σου Χριστόδουλε!
Φανταστική φωτογραφία αυτού του, σε γενικές γραμμές, πολύ δύσκολου φιδιού στο να φωτογραφηθεί σωστά! (λόγω του ότι κινείται συνεχώς)
Αν σε ενδιαφέρει θα μπορούσα να την ανεβάσω στο herpetofauna.gr.
Καλό σου βράδυ.

hello Christodoulos!
interesting small snake with appearance by earthworm
good detail and just like the chromaticism

thanks sERGIO

Good Morning Christodoulos,

A fine capture of this blindsnake with impressive clarity.
One of my PhD student, Bahadır now sduying on this species including Cyprus and other adjacent regions. You can find more detailed info on my web site (on Cyprus herptiles) and also can download my books freely MF!
Have a nice day!

Ps. Sorry i've depleted the daily reserved smiles, be sure deserve so many! hope you do not mind this:(

Ciao Christodoulos. Very good DOf and details for this strange creature. Beautiful natural colours. TFS.


Hi Christodoule,
a very interesting species, i would like to find one some day. Great photo!
Best regards,

Hello Christodoulus.
This is amazing capture of a small snake. You have managed the whole curl in very good framing. Amazing capture with fine details.
Thanks and greeting from Malaysia - Jusni

fantastic picture Chris, congratulations, simply perfect,

ciao, tino

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent macro of this species of Reptile,
fine POV, great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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