Malabar Pit Viper – A Perfect Camouflage

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malabar pit viper a perfect camouflage

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Photographer’s remarks

This Malabar pit viper was basking in the morning sunlight on a fallen tree branch covered with mosses and lichens in Katlekan fresh water swamp forests. It was so perfectly camouflaged with the surrounding vegetation that only when we reached very close we could realize that it was a Malabar pit viper in a aggressive striking pose.


Katlekan fresh water swamp forests, Western Ghats,Karnataka, India

Name of photographer

Sowmya Chandramouli

2 Responses to "Malabar Pit Viper – A Perfect Camouflage"

  1. Syam Posted on April 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I WAS THERE. sowmya nearly picked it up mistaking it for a colorful moss stick

  2. Ramya Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm


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