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Great snakes!

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 11 February 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Meet George - a young Jungle Carpet Python. Fully grown these pythons can reach ten feet in length. I got this shot at the Snakes Alive reptile display at the Botanic Gardens.

One reptile owner at the same venue said he found his python hiding in a box of bananas (fresh from the tropics) at the local supermarket!

SONY ILCE-6000 1/125 second F/5.0 ISO 200 50 mm

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

he looks quite friendly (as far as snakes go!) - a great shot of him. That would give you a bit of a fright finding a snake at the supermarket though!

11 Feb 2015 5:28am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

What beautiful python !

11 Feb 2015 5:53am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The stuff of nightmares . . I'll have just 15 hours to forget it !

11 Feb 2015 6:35am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I'm with Ronnie here, I don't do well with snakes but this is a stunner of a shot Stephen

11 Feb 2015 7:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Belle DOF

11 Feb 2015 9:01am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot of this Jungle Python. Stunning. :)

11 Feb 2015 9:17am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Bouhhhhhhhhhhhhh... alors je file en courant !!!!!..
ma Phobie ... :)))))

11 Feb 2015 9:18am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaa! Très belle prise! il est superbe!!!

11 Feb 2015 9:25am

Olivier Rault from Bayeux, France

Impressionnant...mais je déteste ces bestioles :(
belle photo cependant ;)

11 Feb 2015 9:41am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Marvellous head shot. Many years ago I was woken up by a slithering sound while sleeping lying on a table in a Chai shop in India. In the dim light I could see an enormous python weaving its way through the rafters. Hunting rats apparently :0

11 Feb 2015 10:49am

@grouser: Thanks, grouser. I missed an even better shot. Just after I took this photo, George opened his mouth and gave a huge yawn! Apparently that is quite rare to see and a sign that the snake is getting a bit itchy around its head and due to start shedding its skin.

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Looks threateningly. Amazing capture.:-)

11 Feb 2015 10:49am

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

amazing shot
well done

11 Feb 2015 12:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A nice portrait of this creepy guy. I may quit eating bananas.

11 Feb 2015 1:30pm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran


11 Feb 2015 2:34pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Scary to open a box of produce and find an extra visitor! This is an amazing close up. Love the texture of this snake.

11 Feb 2015 6:00pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning close-up that you've captured with great detail!! The way this is composed with your DoF, he sure appears a lot longer than 10'-0". I love the reflection in his eyes as well.

11 Feb 2015 7:50pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! A wonderful close up of this beautiful snake! Fantastic detail! This is a fabulous portrait! I don't think that I would like to be finding a snake in a box of bananas!

12 Feb 2015 2:00am

JMS* from Chonburi, Thailand

Hou...la...la... tu prends des risques ?
L'image est parfaite !

12 Feb 2015 5:00am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh là j'ai une impression qu'il va sortir de l'écran de mon PC!!!lol

12 Feb 2015 7:38am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

12 Feb 2015 6:53pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

terrific... congratulations for the spotlight!

12 Feb 2015 7:41pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT! well deserved!

12 Feb 2015 7:48pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations! :)

12 Feb 2015 8:19pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Congratulations on the spotlight Stephen

12 Feb 2015 8:48pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, and a Color Spotlight, too - well deserved, Stephen.

12 Feb 2015 9:25pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Splendid selective focus for an impressive portrait !!! :) Congrats on the Spootlight !

12 Feb 2015 11:36pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Back to congratulate you on the Spotlight!!

12 Feb 2015 11:40pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight Stephen! Very well deserved!

13 Feb 2015 1:32am

estel from bastia, France

Félicitations pour ce beau spotlight!

13 Feb 2015 8:10am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Bravo pur ton spotlight!!!!!

13 Feb 2015 9:04am

Marie-France from Angers, France

excellent ! félicitations !

14 Feb 2015 9:02am

Parviz Falahatkar from Tehran, Iran

great shot ...!
Congratulations ..........

14 Feb 2015 9:54am

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, what a perfect portrait, with superb dof and all ...
congrats on the spotlight!

15 Feb 2015 1:03pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Congratulations .

15 Feb 2015 7:01pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great one, congrats !!!

16 Feb 2015 9:16am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Amazing photo of this beautiful snake. Congratulations on the Spotlight.

17 Feb 2015 7:43pm

kerrfoa from Châteaubriant, France

Epoustouflant !!!!

19 Feb 2015 10:01am

1/125 second
ISO 200
50 mm