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Huli Wigman Boy 2, Papua New Guinea
Flight Evolution
Reflections
Netbearer
Lithification
New Guinea's Snake Charmer 02
New Guinea's Snake Charmer
Tribesman I, Papua New Guinea
Tribesmen, Papua New Guinea
Guinea fowl on the move
Staring into freedom
Africa Way...
Poor African family - women bolting corn.
Poor African family - women bolting corn.
Little African girl in traditional dress in Guinea, West Africa.
Atlantic ocean coast at Guinea, Conakry.
A family of tailors, Guinea, West Africa.
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
New Guinea's Snake Charmer

Boelen's python is one of the most rare and beautiful snakes in the world. At first glance, it is black with a velvet texture, but when it bends and light strikes its body from the side it turns into a rainbow. It is endemic to New Guinea were is protected and respected. Very few are allowed to be exported and it is extremely difficult to breed in captivity.

TAGS: Guinea, New, New Jersey, Reptile, Snake

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