The Hump-nosed viper

Posted by rajeev (kannur, kerala, India) on 4 December 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

'The Hump-nosed viper (Hypnale hypnale), is also known under several synonyms - Merrem's hump-nosed viper, hump-nosed pit viper, Oriental hump-nosed viper, hump-nosed pitviper, kunakatuwa (Sinhala), Churutta (Malayalam). This snake is a small member of the pit-viper family and grows to just 30-45 cm in length. Pictured here is a fully grown adult snake. It has a distinctly triangular head and brown colouration. The snout is pointed and turned upwards and ends in a hump.

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Nikon D60
1/60 second
F/5.6
ISO 400
55 mm

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