In the upcoming issue of Australian Geographic photographers Ross McGibbon and Tim Squires search for one of the world’s most dangerous snakes: the western desert taipan. But they managed to photographic some of our favourite desert reptiles along the way.
If you’re looking for a snake to cure someone’s phobia, the incredibly beautiful sunbeam snake is a good place to start.
To get the perfect shot, photographer Ross McGibbon will come within just a metre of some of Australia’s deadliest snakes.
As the weather warms, you’ll notice more wildlife appearing in your backyard – including snakes. Taronga Zoo keeper Emma Bembrick shares her top tips for safely interacting with these reptiles.
The number of reptile species known from Australia continues rising, with no end in sight.
The venom of Australia’s deadliest snake attacks prey differently according to the age of the snake – with potential implications for the way we treat bites, a new study has found.
Science & Environment
University of Sydney conservation scientist Rick Shine has won a top science honour, for work that uses evolutionary theory to try and keep cane toads from killing Australia’s native wildlife.
A dozen people and a kitten have fallen victim to snake bites in the past three days in Queensland.
Congratulations to this week’s AG Flickr group member Michael Chong, for his image ‘Dragon eyes’.