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Eastern saw-scaled viper

Eastern saw-scaled viper
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Copyright: MohammadReza Ehssani (mrehssani) (460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF90 mm f2.8 Di 1:1 Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-30 10:08
Viewed: 3155
Points: 18
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Family: Viperidae
Subfamily: Viperinae
Genus: Echis
Species: E. carinatus
Subspecies: E. c. sochureki

Echis carinatus sochureki is a venomous viper subspecies found in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and parts of the Arabian Peninsula.Found on a range of different substrates, including sand, rock, soft soil and in scrublands.It feeds on rodents, lizards, frogs, and a variety of arthropods, such as scorpions, centipedes and large insects.Diet may be varied according to availability of prey.

Size ranges between 38 and 80 cm in length, but usually no more than 60 cm.

They move about mainly by sidewinding: a method at which they are considerably proficient and alarmingly quick.

The color pattern consists of a tan, grayish or brown ground color with a central series of 30 whitish (never yellowish) blotches with dark brown edges. The flanks are marked with a row of wide arcs with distinct dark spots. The belly is whitish, with dark gray flecks. The head has a light arrow mark directed towards the snout.

They are one of the species responsible for causing the most snakebite cases due to their inconspicuous nature. Its characteristic pose, a double coil with a figure of eight, with the head poised in the center, permits it to lash out like a released spring.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hello sir ...
You posted very good pic today ..
Photo has great sharpness and good details ...Natural light suplendid beautifully and You focused very well on your subject ....Thanks for sharing ..

Hello MohammadReza
Great close of this viper.What a look.Great frontal POV,wonderful natural colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Best wishes

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-03-30 15:04]

Great macro! sharpness and detail excellent. Thank you for sharing it. Congratulation.


Nice view of a dangerous animal. Well done,


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-03-31 8:24]

Hi Mohammad,
Excellent point of view. Very nice natural colours
with sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-04-01 1:14]

Hello Mohammedreza,
very good capture viperidae species close-up,great details species,thanks..

Wonderful Viper and great moment with the tongue out.
best regards

Hello MohammadReza,
Bellissima vipera sulla difensiva. Bella composizione con la giusta POV. Well done.

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