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REWIND 2015 – My favourite photographs

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Jan 22 2016
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2015 has been a great year for me as a wildlife photographer. Lots of travel. Exciting experiences. New friends. In the process, I made some photographs that I am happy with. Most of my travel was to 3 places – Andaman & Nicobar, Ladakh and Agumbe. No wonder a majority of the images below are from these 3 places.   Waiting 4 years for that shot! It was in 2012 that we first came across this light house in a remote corner of Andaman. After a three and a half hour walk in the humid rainforests by the beach, all I wanted […]

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Green Vine Snake

Jun 21 2012

Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) This is a mildly-venomous snake that has a distribution across India. This snake has binocular vision owing to its horizontal eye slits (compared to vertical in most other snakes). When threatened, the snake opens its mouth wide and breaks into a checkered pattern with an intention of looking bigger than it actually is.   Photographed in Agumbe in June 2011

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Green Vine Snake

Jun 21 2012

Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) This is a mildly-venomous snake that has a distribution across India. This snake has binocular vision owing to its horizontal eye slits (compared to vertical in most other snakes). When threatened, the snake opens its mouth wide and breaks into a checkered pattern with an intention of looking bigger than it actually is.   Photographed in Agumbe in June 2011

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Green Vine Snake

Jun 21 2012

Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) This is a mildly-venomous snake that has a distribution across India. This snake has binocular vision owing to its horizontal eye slits (compared to vertical in most other snakes). When threatened, the snake opens its mouth wide and breaks into a checkered pattern with an intention of looking bigger than it actually is.   Photographed in Agumbe in June 2011

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Green Vine Snake

Jun 21 2012

Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) This is a mildly-venomous snake that has a distribution across India. This snake has binocular vision owing to its horizontal eye slits (compared to vertical in most other snakes). When threatened, the snake opens its mouth wide and breaks into a checkered pattern with an intention of looking bigger than it actually is.   Photographed in Agumbe in June 2009

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Vine snake on a vine

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Dec 01 2011
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The Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) relies on its colour to camouflage itself from prey and predator. Common at Agumbe, they are often seen waiting patiently for prey to come along. They have been known to feed on other snakes and small birds too. They are mildly venomous to humans. When agitated, however, the snake reveals a lot more colors. It breaks into a checkerboard pattern and opens its mouth wide trying to scare away the intruder. When the threat passes by, they swiftly move through the branches to a more secure location.

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