Coastal Taipan portrait
My stunning pet. Taken with a Canon EOS 5D DSLR coupled to a vintage Contax Carl Zeiss 60/2.8 C/Y Makro Planar 1:2 lens with a Leitax adapter. Tripod, manual metering, manual focus and a multi-flash set-up utilized. Taken at F.22 and 1/80th sec.
Inland Taipan: An Insider for Snake Enthusiasts
Inland Taipan (Western Taipan) - Oxyuranus microlepidotus - Endemic to semi-arid regions of central east Australia, this snake is the most venomous snake in the world; one bite is estimated to be lethal enough to kill 100 fully grown men. A specialist mammal hunter, its venom is specially adapted to kill warm-blooded species