Instagram viewer and editor
Dimensions 640x640
Advertisement
140 Comments
@aldarayane se toca
26 minutes ago
@outra_bea ficou tão bonita nessa foto
42 minutes ago
Looks like an artwork
1 hour ago
Beautiful 💚💚💚
2 hours ago
Cute.
3 hours ago
@hurricane_415 tell the truth
3 hours ago
@_roxzem_ o ty kurwa
4 hours ago
@kingaaa021
4 hours ago
❤️
5 hours ago
👍
5 hours ago
by natgeo
4 days ago

Description

Photo by @mattiasklumofficial I photographed this magnificent Boomslang on assignment in Cameroon for @natgeo. Boomslangs have exceptionally large eyes and excellent eyesight and often move their heads from side to side to get a better view of what's in front of them (like a photographer from Sweden). Please go to @mattiasklumofficial to see an African dawn near Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa and more images from our projects around the world! The average adult boomslang is 100–160 cm (3¼–5¼ feet) in total length, but some exceed 183 cm (6 feet). The venom of the boomslang is primarily a hemotoxin; it disables the blood clotting process and the victim may well die as a result of internal and external bleeding. The venom has also been observed to cause hemorrhage into tissues such as muscle and brain. Inspite of all this, the boomslang is a timid snake, and bites generally occur only when people attempt to catch, handle or kill the snake. When curious, confronted or cornered, they can inflate their necks and assume their striking "S"-shaped pose. Scientists like my friend Zoltan Takacs study the genetic and molecular set-up by collecting venom and DNA samples from these snakes, their prey and predators and are hopeful that the Boomslang may soon combat heart disease and this will not affect the snakes in the wild at all. #conservation #new #drugs #innovation #ecosystemservices #respectnature @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @mattiasklumofficial @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumcollection @natgeo
627207 Normal
Advertisement
Advertisement