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Caucasian pit Viper

Caucasian pit Viper
Photo Information
Copyright: MohammadReza Ehssani (mrehssani) (460)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D5100, Tamron SP AF90 mm f2.8 Di 1:1 Macro
Exposure: 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-09 0:41
Viewed: 2502
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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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Hi Mahammad,

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.

excellent image of viper. good work. tfs.

Hello Mahammad,
by focusing on the snakes head and eye you have made an excellent photo.It is in a very nice pose.
Well done.

amazing sharpness and beauty, TFS Ori

realy sharp capture! tfs

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