Taken 22-Nov-14
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Reptiles
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Keywords:Demansia, Demansia psammophis psammophis, Whip Snake, Yellow-faced Whip Snake, australia, psammophis, reptile, snake, wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions3374 x 1687
Original file size1.55 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken22-Nov-14 08:01
Date modified3-Dec-14 17:52
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length150 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/200 at f/18
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modePattern
Demansia psammophis psammophis

Demansia psammophis psammophis

Demansia psammophis psammophis (Yellow-faced Whip Snake)

No IUCN Status.

There are three subspieces of Demansia psammophis: once again nature refuses to fit nicely into our boxes. From what I've read there is significant range overlap between the subspecies. I don't know if they hybridise (crossbreed).

Luckily on the east of Australia (where this individual was found) only the nominate subspecies occurs. Another interesting fact: the nominate subspecies (the first described/discovered) retaines the species name as it's subspecies name.