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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tropical Snakes

Snakes of Malaysia:

The first snake I ever photographed with my MP-E65 lens. Only 4 inches from front of lens to subject! Kuala Lumpur.
4 inches away from a wild snake :D (IMG_4318 copy)rainforest snake
Probably a hatchling of Rhabdophis chrysargos. (ID credit: Ingomar)

Striped Coral Snake/Banded Malayan Coral Snake (Calliophis intestinalis). Venomous. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Calliophis intestinalis IMG_0184 copy

Striped Coral Snake/Banded Malayan Coral Snake (Calliophis intestinalis). Venomous. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Calliophis intestinalis IMG_0195 copy

The cutest snake in Malaysia: Blunt Headed Slug Snake (Aplopeltura boa). Malaysia.
Aplopeltura boa IMG_1718 copy

Blunt Headed Slug Snake (Aplopeltura boa). Malaysia.
Aplopeltura boa IMG_1826 stk copy

Blunt Headed Slug Snake (Aplopeltura boa). Malaysia.
Aplopeltura boa IMG_1822 copy

Blunt Headed Slug Snake (Aplopeltura boa). Malaysia.
Aplopeltura boa IMG_1726 copy

Blunt Headed Slug Snake (Aplopeltura boa). Malaysia.
Aplopeltura boa IMG_9684 copy

Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus). About 6 feet long. Selangor, Malaysia.
Reticulated Python IMG_9064 copy

Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus). About 6 feet long. Selangor, Malaysia.
Reticulated Python IMG_9076 copy

Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus). About 6 feet long. Selangor, Malaysia.
Reticulated Python IMG_9079 copy

Orange-necked Keelback (Macropisthodon flaviceps). ID credit: Ingomar. Kuala Lumpur
Orange-necked Keelback IMG_383 stk copy snakes of malaysia

Orange-necked Keelback IMG_0346 copy tropical snake

Orange-necked Keelback IMG_0350 copy rainforest snakes

MP-E65 shot of a Red-headed Reed Snake, Calamaria schlegeli. Pahang.
IMG_8967 copy pink headed reed snake, Calamaria schlegeli

Red-headed Reed Snake, Calamaria schlegeli. Pahang.
IMG_8950b copy pink headed reed snake, Calamaria schlegeli

Red-headed Reed Snake, Calamaria schlegeli. Pahang.
Calamaria schlegeli IMG_9165 copy (2)

Tropidolaemus wagleri, also with the MP-E65, 1:1. Pahang.
MPE65 viper portrait.....IMG_8726 copy Tropidoleamus subannulatus

Tropidolaemus wagleri, also with the MP-E65, 2:1. Pahang.
MPE65 viper portrait....IMG_8736 copy

Another pit viper Tropidolaemus wagleri. Kuala Lumpur
pit viper DSC_6127 copy

Juvenile female Wagler's Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri) Info credit: Chia How. Selangor, Malaysia.
Tropidolaemus wagleri IMG_2883 copy

Juvenile female Wagler's Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri) Info credit: Chia How. Selangor, Malaysia.
Tropidolaemus wagleri IMG_2761 copy

Sub-adult female Wagler's Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri). Penang, Malaysia.
Tropidolaemus wagleri IMG_2526 copy

Sub-adult female Wagler's Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri). Penang, Malaysia.
Tropidolaemus wagleri IMG_2531 copy

Adult female Wagler's Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri). Selangor.
Tropidolaemus wagleri IMG_3022 copy

Popeia nebularis, Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, Malaysia.
pit viper, <i>Popeia fucata </i>IMG_8222 stk copy

Trimeresurus fucatus, Siamese Peninsula pit viper, Pahang, Malaysia
popeia fucata, siamese peninsula pit viper IMG_9393 ZS DMap 40 copy

Trimeresurus fucatus, Siamese Peninsula pit viper, Pahang, Malaysia
popeia fucata, siamese peninsula pit viper IMG_9408 DMap 40 copy

Trimeresurus fucatus, Siamese Peninsula pit viper, Pahang, Malaysia
IMG_9373  ZS DMax copy

Trimeresurus fucatus, Siamese Peninsula pit viper, Pahang, Malaysia
popeia fucata, siamese peninsula pit viper IMG_9357 copy

Trimeresurus fucatus, Siamese Peninsula pit viper, Perak, Malaysia
Trimeresurus fucatus IMG_4811 copy

A rather aggressive Malayan Bridle Snake ( Dryocalamus subannulatus - ID credit: Steven Wong). Selangor.
Malayan Bridle Snake IMG_4490 copy

Malayan Bridle Snake (Dryocalamus subannulatus). Selangor, Malaysia.
Dryocalamus subannulatus IMG_0391 copy

Malayan Bridle Snake (Dryocalamus subannulatus). Selangor, Malaysia.
Dryocalamus subannulatus IMG_0415 copy

A juvenile Malayan Bridle Snake ( Dryocalamus subannulatus - ID credit: Evan Quah). Pahang.
Dryocalamus subannulatus IMG_6285 copy

A juvenile Malayan Bridle Snake ( Dryocalamus subannulatus - ID credit: Evan Quah). Pahang. Very long and slim, about 9 inches.
Dryocalamus subannulatus IMG_6306 copy

A juvenile Malayan Bridle Snake ( Dryocalamus subannulatus - ID credit: Evan Quah). Pahang.
Dryocalamus subannulatus IMG_6260 copy

Dendrelaphis striatus, Cohn's Bronzeback snake. Kuala Lumpur.
MPE65 snake shot!!! <br><i>Dendrelaphis striatus</i>, Cohn's bronze back snake. IMG_4467 copy

Painted Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus) with ticks. Negeri Sembilan.
Painted Bronzeback Snake (Dendrelaphis pictus) with ticks IMG_2459 copy

A baby Striped Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis caudolineatus). Selangor.
Striped Bronzeback IMG_5925 copy

The same baby Striped Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis caudolineatus) biting a friend of mine :D
Snake biting my friend :D IMG_5921 copy

Good looking Striped Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis caudolineatus). Selangor, Malaysia.
Dendrelaphis caudolineatus IMG_2860 copy

Haas' Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis haasi)
Dendrelaphis haasi IMG_2822 copy

Haas' Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis haasi). Selangor, Malaysia.
Dendrelaphis haasi IMG_0118 copy

Haas' Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis haasi). Selangor, Malaysia.
Dendrelaphis haasi IMG_0130 copy

Elegant Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis formosus. Selangor.
Elegant Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis formosus - IMG_2630 copy

Elegant Bronzeback, Dendrelaphis formosus. Selangor.
Dendrelaphis formosus IMG_2739 stk copy

Juvenile Triangle Keelback (Xenochrophis trianguligerus). Selangor.
Xenochrophis trianguligerus IMG_1808 stk copy

Juvenile Triangle Keelback (Xenochrophis trianguligerus). Selangor.
Xenochrophis trianguligerus IMG_1798 copy

Triangle Keelback (Xenochrophis trianguligerus). Selangor.
Xenochrophis trianguligerus IMG_1299 copy

Triangle Keelback (Xenochrophis trianguligerus). Selangor.
Xenochrophis trianguligerus IMG_1277 copy

Mock viper, Psammodynastes pulverulentus. Pahang.
mock viper, Psammodynastes pulverulentus. IMG_8139 copy

Mock viper, <i>Psammodynastes pulverulentus</i>. IMG_8146 copy

Me photographing the mock viper! Photo courtesy of Derrick.
IMG-20120801-WA0002 copy

Paradise tree snake (Chrysopelea paradisi). Selangor.
Paradise tree snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) IMG_9819 copy

Paradise tree snake (Chrysopelea paradisi). Selangor.
Paradise tree snake (<i>Chrysopelea paradisi</i>) IMG_9811 copy

Paradise tree snake (Chrysopelea paradisi). Selangor.
IMG_9844 copy

Keel-bellied whip snake (Dryophiops rubescens). Kuala Lumpur.
keel-bellied whip snake (Dryophiops rubescens)

Keel-bellied whip snake (Dryophiops rubescens). Kuala Lumpur.
Keel-bellied whip snake (<i>Dryophiops rubescens</i>) IMG_4781 copy

Keel-bellied whip snake (Dryophiops rubescens). Kuala Lumpur.
Keel-bellied whip snake (<i>Dryophiops rubescens</i>) IMG_4776 copy

Keel-bellied whip snake (Dryophiops rubescens). Kuala Lumpur.
IMG_4771 copy

Red Tailed Racer (Gonyosoma oxycephalum). Selangor.
IMG_9810 copy Red Tailed Racer (Gonyosoma oxycephalum)

IMG_9806b copy

Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina), Negeri Sembilan
Oriental Whip Snake (<i>Ahaetulla prasina</i>) IMG_0278 copy

Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina).
IMG_0275 copy

Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina).
Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina) IMG_2480 copy

Oriental Whip Snake (Ahaetulla prasina).
Ahaetulla prasina IMG_0158 copy

Vertebral Slug Snake (Asthenodipsas vertebralis). Pahang, Malaysia.
Athenodipsas vertebralis IMG_9919 copy (2)

Vertebral Slug Snake (Asthenodipsas vertebralis). Pahang, Malaysia.
Athenodipsas vertebralis IMG_9931 copy

Vertebral Slug Snake (Asthenodipsas vertebralis). Pahang, Malaysia.
Athenodipsas vertebralis IMG_9926 copy

Black Headed Cat Snake (Boiga nigriceps), Selangor.
Black Headed Cat Snake (<i>Boiga nigriceps</i>) IMG_0197 copy

Black Headed Cat Snake (<i>Boiga nigriceps</i>) IMG_0190 (2) copy

Black Headed Cat Snake (Boiga nigriceps), Selangor.
Boiga nigriceps IMG_5995 copy

A baby Black headed Cat Snake (Boiga nigriceps), Selangor.
Boiga nigriceps IMG_7248 stk copy

Boiga nigriceps IMG_7219 copy

Boiga nigriceps IMG_7228 copy

Dog-toothed Cat Snake (Boiga cynodon). Selangor, Malaysia.
Boiga cynodon IMG_2906 copy

Dog-toothed Cat Snake (Boiga cynodon). Selangor, Malaysia.
Boiga cynodon IMG_2914 copy

Dog-toothed Cat Snake (Boiga cynodon). Selangor, Malaysia.
Boiga cynodon IMG_2929 stk copy

White-spotted Cat Snake (Boiga drapiezii). ID credit: Mohd Abdul Muin. Selangor, Malaysia.
Boiga drapiezii IMG_2962 copy

White-spotted Cat Snake (Boiga drapiezii). ID credit: Mohd Abdul Muin. Selangor, Malaysia.
Boiga drapiezii IMG_2973 copy

White-spotted Cat Snake (Boiga drapiezii). ID credit: Mohd Abdul Muin. Selangor, Malaysia.
Boiga drapiezii IMG_2955 copy

White Bellied Rat Snake (Ptyas fusca), Selangor
IMG_0029b copy White Bellied Rat Snake (Ptyas fusca)

IMG_0032b copy

Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon capucinus). Negeri Sembilan
Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon capucinus) IMG_2527 copy

Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon capucinus) IMG_2518 copy

Brown Kukri Snake (Oligodon purparescens). Selangor.
IMG_6863 copy Brown Kukri Snake (Oligodon purparescens)

Brown Kukri Snake (Oligodon purparescens). Selangor.
IMG_6326 copy

Barred Kukri Snake (Oligodon signatus). Selangor.
Barred Kukri Snake IMG_5563 copy

Barred Kukri Snake (Oligodon signatus). Selangor, Malaysia.
Oligodon signatus IMG_0647b copy

Barred Kukri Snake (Oligodon signatus). Selangor, Malaysia.
Oligodon signatus IMG_0526 copy

Dusky Wolf Snake (Lycodon effraenis). Selangor.
Dusky Wolf Snake (Lycodon effraenis) IMG_3361 copy

Dusky Wolf Snake (Lycodon effraenis) IMG_3388 stk copy

Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus). About 6 feet long. Selangor, Malaysia.
Reticulated Python IMG_9064 copy

Full body shot of the same python
Reticulated Python IMG_9076 copy

Slender Wolf Snake (Lepturophis albofuscus). Night herping, Selangor, Malaysia.
Lepturophis albofuscus IMG_7047 copy

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