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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: 2015-08-07 6:44
Viewed: 1105
Points: 8
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Another picture of the Sahara Sand Viper

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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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-07 8:55]

Hello Oz Ben.
Nice action picture shot with excellent lighting it has enhanced drama to the scene.
Regards Sigi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-07 10:59]

Hi Ben,great close up of the same situation that i seen recently in your gallery,impressive moment and wonderful sharpness and colors,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-07 11:42]

Hello Oz Ben,
Another impressive moment in excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours, despite the use of flash.

Hello Oz Ben,
Another close photograph of Sahara Sand Viper. Here we can see its details. It's such a natural rare phenomenon which we don't see often here in TN. I like such rare posting species....
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice Sunday,

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