Olive python down by the waterhole

By AG STAFF May 23, 2014
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Congratulations to this week’s AG Flickr group member Ryan Francis, for his image, ‘Olive python in habitat’.

Says Ryan, an ecologist working in North West Queensland:

“This image was taken in the East Leichhardt River, North West Queensland. We were undertaking some bi-annual aquatic macro invertebrate monitoring when we spotted the Olive python (liasis olivaceus). The battle scarred reptile was roughly 3 meters in length and appeared to be waiting next to the drying waterhole in hope of its next meal. It was very composed allowing me within a few inches with the wide angle lens.”


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