Taken 11-Mar-14
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Reptiles
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Australia, Desert Banded Snake, Simoselaps anomalus, Snake, Wildlife, bands, orange
Photo Info

Dimensions5532 x 2766
Original file size3.03 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken11-Mar-14 19:46
Date modified11-May-14 13:21
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length150 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/200 at f/20
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 160
Metering modePattern
Simoselaps anomalus

Simoselaps anomalus

Simoselaps anomalus (Desert Banded Snake)

Status: least concern.

These tiny snakes (around 20cm) swim through the sand like lightning. I found this guy in the kimberlys in WA, and simply could not beleive how fast they can move through the desert sand. They have to be quick though as they feed on skinks that also move blazingly fast through sand.

While technically a poisonous snake, they are so small, and timid as to not be a threat.

I was think these are truely stunning animals, and he is probably the highlight of the trip for me.