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Sahara Sand Viper

Sahara Sand Viper
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Copyright: Oz Ben Yehuda (OzBY) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 351] (1355)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-27
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-31 2:52
Viewed: 1454
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Sahara Sand Viper (Cerastes vipera) is a small venomous snake living in the desert sands. It endemic to the deserts of North Africa, the Sinai and Israel and it is active during the night. It feeds mostly from lizards. The snake usually catch the lizards in their burrows. Here, is a rare case of hunting the lizard outside the burrow, at night (especially that this lizard is active during the day)

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-07-31 3:27]

Great catch (for the viper and for you), Oz!

What was the the lizard?

Shabbat shalom,


Fantastic hunt capture, bravo ! TFS Ori

Ben, this is a very dramatic situation you have captured with exceptional clarity. The impression is decidedly 3 dimensional. The movement of the snake's body is clearly indicated by displaced sand pattern.
Thanks also for the informative note.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-31 5:18]

Hi Ben,great timing to take this rare situation.A very lucky meeting with this this san viper eating a lizard,and the quality is very very professional,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Oz Ben, fantastic capture of vipera and its prey, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hallo Oz
great moment to take this picture
good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-31 10:17]

Hello Oz Ben,
A very special action photo. Beautiful clear and sharp photo in nice natural colours.

Hi Oz Ben,
Fantastic shot, extraordinary action photo with perfect exposure control and light mnagement. In my opinion the photo of the day today! Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-01 1:06]

Hello Oz Ben,
Very impressive photo with a perfect POV and DOF. Light and colours are beautiful.
Regards Sigi

Hi,Oz Ben. You were in the right place and the right time to catch this awesome photograph of the desert sand viper. What a great digestive system the snake has to feed the entire lizard.
The sharpness of the image, exposure is excellent. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Oz Ben,
Very very nice presentation. I like it very much. It's really a splendid natural photograph. Excellent details and color. Good work.
Thanks for sharing
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

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