arrow left arrow right
photo contest slideshow
Reflection of the Clouds
Valerie's Night
Boat in Disney
Rockefeller Center
Out of the Shadows
Wildlife Sanctury Owl
Brown Bear
Enlightened Montreal
Turtle Cove, the distant turtle sighting
Turtle Cove,  turtle breathing air
Small but deadly, the hognose viper
Nassau Dolphin interaction and jump
Pirate's Cove, jamming with the jellyfish in Tortola
Red Eyed Tree Frog Portrait
Eye to eye with a peccary
Pirate's Cove, fish and light shinning down
Dart frog on a silver platter
Pirate's Beach, Life On the Pier Underwater
Don't Drive Off the Edge...
Sunbathing Iguana
Golden Moment at Taft Point
13th Annual Photo Contest
Small but deadly, the hognose viper

A hognose pit viper (Porthidium nasutum) decided to sit in the exact same spot for one month on a busy trail in La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. This small, venomous snake was smaller than a smart phone when curled up and was cryptic so the average person walking would not be able to detect it. I walked over the snake every day for at least 3 weeks before it was pointed out to me. This is the reason boots are required in the jungles of Central America

TAGS: Costa Rica, Snake

photographer avatar
Hercules, California, United States of America
Member since 2015
Photo Information
© Christian Irian.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 07.2015
Total Views: 131
Filed Under: Mobile
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Aug. 23, 2015, 8:05 p.m.
Camera Make: LG Electronics
Camera Model: LG-D851
Focal Length: 4.0mm
Shutter Speed: 1/23
Aperture: f2.4
Report This
PHOTO LOCATION Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica