The Eyelash viper, like all pit vipers, possesses heat sensitive organs, called pits, located on either side of the head, between the eyes and nostrils.
These pit organs are complex structures that allow them to find potential prey by their body heat, a great evolutionary adaptation to a predator that hunts mainly at night.
These small and arboreal snakes are characterized by a wide array of color variations, as well as the superciliary scales over the eyes from which derives their common name. These "eyelashes" are believed to help the snake's camouflage among the foliage where they hide.
Their color varies greatly ranging from red, brown, yellow, green or even pink, very often with black or brown speckling, the base color is usually dependent on the snake's geographic location. They have keeled scales that feel rough and sharp to the touch.
The eyelash viper is considered a small to medium-sized pit viper and is one of the smallest venomous snakes found in Central America.
Serpiente Oropel o Crótalo cornudo de Schlegel (Bothriechis schlegelii)
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The final day of my squirrely photos. This one taken just last week in northern Alberta.
Making eye contact with a whale is one of the most truly touching experiences I’ve ever had and I’m more than grateful for it. Protect what you love.
Common reed bunting (female) - Sävsparv (Pic from September)
A Painted Lady sipping from goldenrods.
Ready for that morning morning peak hour 🤙🏽
American Pika apparently afraid of the photographer.
Shining Honeycreeper / Mielero Luciente (Cyanerpes lucidus) - ♂
© Miguel "Siu" for www.panamawildlife.net
Red tailed hawk portrait against fall foliage. One of many red tailed hawk photos to come!
My local Tawny owl is well camoflauged sitting in it’s favorite tree, surrounded by the beautiful autumn colours
THE DEER 🦌// It is October in Sardinia and the butterflies are still dancing in the sun. On the mountains above the sea the deers are hiding.
Photography by: @cjm_photography......
"FOCUSED! Mountain Lion making eye contact. They are solitary animals and are very territorial, avoiding other cats except during courtship"
Hablando de la Patagonia Chilena.
This Burchell's Zebra is one of the species of zebra found in South Africa. Every single zebra has their own unique pattern of stripes covering their body. There are many theories on why they have stripes (including to confuse predators, when the zebra huddle together in herds). Luckily for me, zebra -with their contrasting stripes- make very good models for photographs.
Sunday Funday in Florida today. Great Blue, Little Blue and Tricolored Herons hanging out with a huge Gator! They just need a few cocktails and they’d be set. 🍹🍸🥂