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Neonate Sidewinder, hardest snake I've ever moved off a road. No sticks or shrubs around to get a stick, so we use soda bottles to get it (after striking many times) off the road. But it is cute It was about 6"
I agree - these particular subjects are about 2400 km from my abode!
The first pic I posted shows Bethany, a really nice retreat center in a suburb of Tampa, Florida. I try to make it there about every three years with other priests. We walk among the gators there - really helps with the prayer! There are plenty of small gators in the area and at least one monster about 13-14 feet long. Mostly, they stick to the lake or the island in the middle of it, avoiding people - but that doesn't make them any less intimidating. The second set of photos was taken from a tour boat somewhere to the south, near the Everglades. An easy way to get closer. I hear there are some crocs as well as gators out that way.
A couple of water dragons that I spotted mating and managed to photograph. One of those rare moments where I had the camera in my hand at the right time...
BTW these are wild reptiles, not at the zoo or enclosure, free to roam like nature intended
Olympus E-P5 with adapted Kodak Cine 63mm f2.7