Caucasian pit Viper
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|Caucasian pit Viper (Gloydius intermedius caucasicus) is a venomous snake in family Viperidae. The place of heat sensor between eyes and nostrils is a major characteristics to distinguish pit vipers.A dark brown to black postorbital stripe is present, extending from the eye back to the angle of the jaw It eats amphibians and small lizards.|
The habitat is mountains with rocks and vegetation and meadows and the range is mostly in the mountainous regions southwest, south and southeast of the Caspian Sea. Also in southeastern Azerbaijan, southern Turkmenistan, northern Iran and extreme northwestern Afghanistan. Elevational range is from below sea level (near the southern shore of the Caspian Sea) to at least 3000 m in the high Lar Valley in the Alburz mountains of northern Iran.
References: Wikipedia and "The Complete Fauna of Iran" (Eskandar Firouz)
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A very nice up of this viper. The focus on the head is very good. And the natural colors. The BG is perfect for this subject.
All the best, Cezar T.
- [2012-07-09 2:36]
excellent image of viper. good work. tfs.
by focusing on the snakes head and eye you have made an excellent photo.It is in a very nice pose.
realy sharp capture! tfs