The cobra, at last!

I've been hunting for some snakes lately to photograph some. I got some photos but none were very impressive and looked quite common. It is hard to photograph snakes in the wild here because what you get here are mostly venomous and they are hard to find these days, thanks to the concrete jungles growing so fast.

This is the best shot I got in the last 2 weeks and I uploaded only this one. (Snakes aren't in a great demand unless very colorful - and not many colorful snakes here)

This one looked quite healthy. Shot this photo from a very close range to fill in the entire screen with the scale texture. I really tried to make it stand but well, they have their moods.

It is a spectacled cobra by the way.

Thanks to sir Austin Steven's show and his encouraging me via Twitter to get to know snakes better. They have an amazing world of their own! :)

Here's a gharial by the way, hidden inside the vegetation near a swamp. They are native to some parts of India only and are getting nearly wiped out, again, as always, thanks to concrete jungles. :/

And yet another bulbul bird eating a little guy up. Got this photo too during the same "expedition".

I don't know if these would ever sell. There are wonderful wildlife photographers out there. But there's always hope.

And when there is no hope, there is $0.6 out of them. ;)

Yeah, I'm exclusive!

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January 25, 2013


Well I don't support reptile shows. If I ever go there I keep a watch for signs of cruelty or bad treatment with the animals. Which is very common here.

Photograph them wild. Attaches some value to the photos....something that you feel when you finally get a hard shot. :)
For those following my wildlife photography articles, I'm going to write some butterfly photography and night photography articles soon.

January 25, 2013


you are welcome to the snake shooting.. im not a snake fan! also look for reptile shows.. a great place to photograph them.

January 25, 2013


I loved the cobra pic! amazing!

January 25, 2013


Great images!Thanks for sharing and congratulations!

January 24, 2013


I like your attitude my friend ! Cheers !

January 24, 2013


Those are great images... good luck.

January 24, 2013


I am really enjoying enjoying your blogs about photographing wildlife. Good stuff here! Also, I love that first cobra photo up there :) That is an awesome shot.

January 24, 2013


Love the snake shot. Nice and sharp. Hope you have many sales of these shots.

January 24, 2013


Great shots, expecially the snake! Congratulations!

January 24, 2013


Really nice shots! I never sought a cobra in my life, I think they are nice creatures :)
Thanks for sharing!

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Photo credits: Pratik Panda.