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Eyelash Viper

Image # 1D_02492

Tortuguero Lodge Grounds, Costa Rica

Canon 100/f2.8 USM Macro

ISO 200, f/16, 1/200 second

Manual Metering, 550EX/Stofen Omnibounce at -1/3



Shortly after our arrival at Tortuguero, I was very excited to learn that someone had spotted an Eyelash Viper on the grounds. My son Sam is an avid amateur herpetologist, and I knew he in particular would appreciate any photos I could get. Jonathan was very careful to not let us get too close, as these snakes are quite poisonous, but we still managed to get in pretty tight. As a pure coincidence, if you look carefully (it doesn't show up as well at 'web' size), there is a mosquito right under its head.