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Golden tree snake (Chrysopelea ornata) male, Patong Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand. Controlled conditions  -  Robert Valentic
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Robert Valentic / Golden tree snake (Chrysopelea ornata) male, Patong Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand. Controlled conditions
Juvenile Timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) massed together at nest site, Pennsylvania, USA.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Juvenile Timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) massed together at nest site, Pennsylvania, USA.
Timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) at nest site with young, Pennsylvania, USA.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) at nest site with young, Pennsylvania, USA.
Sumatran pit viper (Trimeresurus sumatranus) juvenile on tree trunk, in tropical rainforest. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Sumatran pit viper (Trimeresurus sumatranus) juvenile on tree trunk, in tropical rainforest. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.
Meadow viper, (Vipera ursinii), basking in alpine meadow, Apennines, Italy, September . Non-ex.  -  Fabio Pupin
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Fabio Pupin / Meadow viper, (Vipera ursinii), basking in alpine meadow, Apennines, Italy, September . Non-ex.
Peringuey's desert adder, (Bitis peringueyi), sidewinding on dune, Namib desert, Namibia, February . Non-ex.  -  Fabio Pupin
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Fabio Pupin / Peringuey's desert adder, (Bitis peringueyi), sidewinding on dune, Namib desert, Namibia, February . Non-ex.
Rattlesnake skins pinned to a wall, with bloody handprints and signatures of those who have skinned snakes at at the annual Rattlesnake Roundup, Sweetwater, Texas, USA. Highly commended in the Wildlif...  -  Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
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Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / Rattlesnake skins pinned to a wall, with bloody handprints and signatures of those who have skinned snakes at at the annual Rattlesnake Roundup, Sweetwater, Texas, USA. Highly commended in the Wildlif...
Two male Southern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus helleri) fighting during mating season. This behaviour is known as a "combat dance", and is used to determine dominance and the right to mate...  -  John Chan
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John Chan / Two male Southern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus helleri) fighting during mating season. This behaviour is known as a "combat dance", and is used to determine dominance and the right to mate...
Common European adder (Vipera berus) two males fighting over a female. Holt, North Norfolk, England, UK. April  -  David Tipling
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David Tipling / Common European adder (Vipera berus) two males fighting over a female. Holt, North Norfolk, England, UK. April
Common European adder (Vipera berus) two males fighting over a female, Holt, North Norfolk, England, UK. April  -  David Tipling
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David Tipling / Common European adder (Vipera berus) two males fighting over a female, Holt, North Norfolk, England, UK. April
Common European adder (Vipera berus) two males fighting over a female, Holt, North Norfolk, England, UK. April.  -  David Tipling
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David Tipling / Common European adder (Vipera berus) two males fighting over a female, Holt, North Norfolk, England, UK. April.
Rough-scaled death adder (Acanthophis rugosus) waving tip of tail as a lure to entice prey within striking range. Mount Isa, Queensland Australia.  -  Robert Valentic
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Robert Valentic / Rough-scaled death adder (Acanthophis rugosus) waving tip of tail as a lure to entice prey within striking range. Mount Isa, Queensland Australia.
Horned viper (Vipera ammodytes) in natural setting, Turkey.  -  Daniel  Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Horned viper (Vipera ammodytes) in natural setting, Turkey.
Monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia) on rubber plantation at Phak Lok, Phuket Island, Thailand .  -  Robert Valentic
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Robert Valentic / Monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia) on rubber plantation at Phak Lok, Phuket Island, Thailand .
Eastern brownsnake (Pseudonaja textilis) juvenile. Australia.  -  Robert Valentic
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Robert Valentic / Eastern brownsnake (Pseudonaja textilis) juvenile. Australia.
Coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) tasting air, Julatten, north Queensland, Australia,  -  Robert Valentic
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Robert Valentic / Coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) tasting air, Julatten, north Queensland, Australia,
Shortfin lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus). Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Shortfin lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus). Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) spitting venom. Kruger, South Africa. Controlled conditions.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) spitting venom. Kruger, South Africa. Controlled conditions.
Eastern tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) female, Yarra River corridor in suburban Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in mid-summer. She is in a defensive pre-strike position with hood expanded, accompanie...  -  Robert Valentic
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Robert Valentic / Eastern tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) female, Yarra River corridor in suburban Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in mid-summer. She is in a defensive pre-strike position with hood expanded, accompanie...
Red-bellied Blacksnake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) basking on rock, Lerderderg Gorge, Victoria, Australia, February.  -  Robert Valentic
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Robert Valentic / Red-bellied Blacksnake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) basking on rock, Lerderderg Gorge, Victoria, Australia, February.
Peringuey's adder (Bitis peringueyi) buried in sand,  flicking tongue, hunting, Namib Desert, Namibia.  -  Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Peringuey's adder (Bitis peringueyi) buried in sand, flicking tongue, hunting, Namib Desert, Namibia.
Sunda island pitviper (Trimeresurus insularis) in tree, Komodo Island.  -  Daniel  Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Sunda island pitviper (Trimeresurus insularis) in tree, Komodo Island.
Sand viper (Cerastes vipera) sidewinding on sand dunes. Grand Erg Oriental, Kebili Governorate. Tunisia.  -  Bruno D'Amicis
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Bruno D'Amicis / Sand viper (Cerastes vipera) sidewinding on sand dunes. Grand Erg Oriental, Kebili Governorate. Tunisia.
Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia physalis) colony, underwater Sargasso Sea, Bermuda  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia physalis) colony, underwater Sargasso Sea, Bermuda
Portuguese Man-of-War (Physalia physalis) close up of tentacles, Sargasso Sea, Bermuda  -  Solvin Zankl
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Solvin Zankl / Portuguese Man-of-War (Physalia physalis) close up of tentacles, Sargasso Sea, Bermuda
Cape cobra (Naja nivea) spreading its hood, retreats into hole, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Cape cobra (Naja nivea) spreading its hood, retreats into hole, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.
Cape cobra (Naja nivea) emerging from a Cape gerbil (Gerbilliscus afra) burrow, hunting and smelling with its tongue, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Cape cobra (Naja nivea) emerging from a Cape gerbil (Gerbilliscus afra) burrow, hunting and smelling with its tongue, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.
Cape cobra (Naja nivea) hunting, chasing a Cape gerbil (Gerbilliscus afra), De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, December.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Cape cobra (Naja nivea) hunting, chasing a Cape gerbil (Gerbilliscus afra), De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, December.
Western rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), threat display, South Dakota, USA, September.  -  Silke Arndt
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Silke Arndt / Western rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis), threat display, South Dakota, USA, September.
Adder (Vipera berus) basking amongst bracken fronds. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.  -  Alex  Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Adder (Vipera berus) basking amongst bracken fronds. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. April.
Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) tasting air, in habitat, Arizona, USA, October. Controlled conditions  -  Daniel  Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) tasting air, in habitat, Arizona, USA, October. Controlled conditions
Banded sea kraits (Laticauda colubrina) around the roots of mangrove tree, split level. Mali Island, Macuata Province, Fiji, South Pacific.  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Banded sea kraits (Laticauda colubrina) around the roots of mangrove tree, split level. Mali Island, Macuata Province, Fiji, South Pacific.
Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), defensive rattling, Arizona, USA, April.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), defensive rattling, Arizona, USA, April.
Group of gravid female Timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) basking before giving birth, Pennsylvania, USA, July.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Group of gravid female Timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) basking before giving birth, Pennsylvania, USA, July.
Two Olive-brown sea snakes (Aipysurus laevis) interacting, venomous species. Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Pacific Ocean. Noevmber.  -  Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Two Olive-brown sea snakes (Aipysurus laevis) interacting, venomous species. Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Pacific Ocean. Noevmber.
King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) cannibalism, male swallowing a female, Agumbe, Karnartaka, India.  -  Sandesh  Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) cannibalism, male swallowing a female, Agumbe, Karnartaka, India.
Close up of King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) cannibalism, male swallowing a female, Agumbe, Karnartaka, India.  -  Sandesh  Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / Close up of King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) cannibalism, male swallowing a female, Agumbe, Karnartaka, India.
Two male King cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) fighting, Agumbe, Karnartaka, India.  -  Sandesh  Kadur
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Sandesh Kadur / Two male King cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) fighting, Agumbe, Karnartaka, India.
Female Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) at nest site with newborn young, Pennsylvania, USA, September.  -  John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Female Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) at nest site with newborn young, Pennsylvania, USA, September.
Sidewinder (Crotalus cerstastes) in sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA, May.  -  Chris  Mattison
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Chris Mattison / Sidewinder (Crotalus cerstastes) in sand dunes, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA, May.
Puff adder (Bitis arietans) moving into ambush position under a bush, DeHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.  -  Tony Phelps
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Tony Phelps / Puff adder (Bitis arietans) moving into ambush position under a bush, DeHoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa, January.
Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus) spider walking silhouetted against light, captive.  -  MD Kern / Palo Alto JR Museum
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MD Kern / Palo Alto JR Museum / Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus) spider walking silhouetted against light, captive.
Black hairy thicktailed scorpion (Parabuthus villosus), Namib Desert, Namibia, April  -  Ann  & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Black hairy thicktailed scorpion (Parabuthus villosus), Namib Desert, Namibia, April
Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus) Mojave desert, California, June.  -  Daniel  Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus) Mojave desert, California, June.
Rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis), from Central Africa, captive, July.  -  Daniel  Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis), from Central Africa, captive, July.
Portuquese man o' war (Physalia physalis) colonial siphophore, Tobago, Caribbean.  -  Michael Pitts,Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts,Michael Pitts / Portuquese man o' war (Physalia physalis) colonial siphophore, Tobago, Caribbean.
Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) ejecting venom, Kruger, South South Africa, Controlled conditions  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) ejecting venom, Kruger, South South Africa, Controlled conditions
Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) ejecting venom Kruger, South Africa, Controlled conditions.  -  Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica) ejecting venom Kruger, South Africa, Controlled conditions.
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