The Perfect Forked Tongue Photograph

 

 

This is a Keel Back, which is one of the most common freshwater snakes. It strikes rapidly and with great determination, and has a tenacious hold. Photograph/Yuwaraj Gujjar.

This is a Keel Back, which is one of the most common freshwater snakes. It strikes rapidly and with great determination, and has a tenacious hold. Photograph/Yuwaraj Gujjar.

Among Indian snakes, only cobras and pythons are prominently photographed while common snakes are ignored. - Yuwaraj Gujjar

Among Indian snakes, only cobras and pythons are prominently photographed while common snakes are ignored. - Yuwaraj Gujjar

Yuwaraj Gujjar, a Deputy Manager with Raymond Limited, won an Honourable Mention in the International Nature Photography Competition 2011 conducted by the Italian Nature Photography Association and their nature magazine called Asferico. Yuwaraj, who has been an enthusiast for thepast 25 years, secured the 5th position in the Other Animals category of the contest. Speaking about his stunning image of a Keel Backsnake, which is a commonly found freshwater snake,Yuwaraj said, “In India, we have great bio-diversity among snakes. However, only cobras and pythons are prominently photographed while common snakes are ignored.”Photographed at the Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur, Maharashtra, the snake was just 5–6 inches away from Yuwaraj when he released the shutter. “I was lying on the ground and missed quite a few shots due to shutter lag or because the snake turned away from the camera. Still, I waited till I got the perfect forked tongue shot.”

-Written by Ambarin Afsar

Tags: Ambarin Afsar, april 2011, International Nature Photography Competition 2011, Italian Nature PhotographyAssociation, Yuwaraj Gujjar

17 Responses to “The Perfect Forked Tongue Photograph”

  1. July 23, 2011 at 8:31 pm, Atul Pithadia said:

    A perfact shot

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  2. July 19, 2011 at 9:54 am, Abhay Kumar said:

    awesome…. the ultimate… can’t be any better…

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  3. July 18, 2011 at 11:32 pm, SREEJITH said:

    wawwwwwww what a shot… realy amazing…… u done a wonderful job.

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  4. July 16, 2011 at 10:52 am, krishnan said:

    excellent shot, like the sharpness of the fangs with the blur of the snake’s head. right shot at the right time and the photographer in the right place.

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  5. July 10, 2011 at 6:47 pm, golap said:

    terrific…

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  6. July 10, 2011 at 5:25 pm, vicky panchal said:

    Nice Click Sir…

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  7. July 08, 2011 at 7:26 pm, Santosh Petkar said:

    Great work.Amazing photograph

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  8. July 08, 2011 at 12:47 am, ananta said:

    wow… p’fect tyming

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  9. June 29, 2011 at 3:59 pm, Riyaz said:

    such a beauty… awsum click… hats off 2 u man..

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  10. June 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm, naughtyduke said:

    SUPER TIMING…SEEMS LIKE U WAITED A LOT FOR THIS SHOT..

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  11. June 17, 2011 at 10:33 am, aditya said:

    its just amazing photo….

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  12. June 16, 2011 at 6:49 pm, Sumit Insan said:

    Mind Blowing Efforts……

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  13. June 16, 2011 at 5:54 pm, vijith said:

    my god, jealous of tat timing..

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  14. June 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm, S S Jassal said:

    Great work… amazing

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  15. June 09, 2011 at 5:17 pm, sanjana said:

    OMG!ver fierceful !!

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  16. June 09, 2011 at 1:33 pm, Bibin Cheriyan said:

    awesome!!!!!

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  17. June 04, 2011 at 12:50 pm, Shayon said:

    Amazing! Super Duper amazing!

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