May 11, 2012 Inside the mouth of a cape cobra While this Cape cobra didn’t hood it did open its mouth giving me this somewhat unusual shot as it lay in the middle of the road – April 2012, Kgalagadi Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInTumblrEmailPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
21 thoughts on “Inside the mouth of a cape cobra”
Great capture… I hope you were using a telephoto lens 🙂
Thanks and yes I was using a telephoto lens, didn’t want to get too close.
Good grief. I hope you used a 300 mm lens.
Great guess, I was using a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS lens
You are one brave photographer. Wow
I’d be scared if I was a little mouse, but I find snakes amazing, and love the alien way they move. Maybe that’s why some people don’t like them; because people fear the unknown…. and snakes are incredibly different to us?!
I must admit I’m not a fan of snakes. I admire them but don’t ever want to be too near them.
I have a snake! But your right- I don’t think I’d want a pet cobra 🙂
Wow!!! How did you manage to get this close? This is fabulous.
Thanks – the benefits of a telephoto lens 🙂
I clicked over from Fabulous 50’s blog, and thought I would have a look at some of your photos.
The photo you have taken of this snake is just unbelievable, perfect timing. 😀
Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated 🙂
Really cool. What kind of camera do you use?
Thanks. I’m using a Canon 550D.
Great shot! I would have run screaming the other direction the minute I saw it. My natural response to most things is to photograph them, but I just can’t extend that curiosity to snakes. They just freak me out!
We had been searching for a snake to photograph as they are very elusive. I am not a fan of anything that slithers or crawls but really wanted to get a shot.
This picture made me jump when I was scrolling through your blog and came to it! Was not expecting it! What a cool picture, though. Might have to show my hubby – he’s terrified of snakes. 😉
Ha ha, sorry about that. I’m not fond of snakes myself but I was excited to get this shot (from the safety of a car) 🙂