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Egyptian cobra

Naja haje

Description:

Almost didn't see it at all because it blended in so well with the savanna. When we spotted it, an eagle snake was nearby, waiting to strike. Our persistence watching the cobra eventually made the eagle give up.

Habitat:

African savanna, Serengeti.

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13 Comments

Gina423
Gina423 7 years ago

Added to the East Africa mission. Thanks for creating it!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Hi Gina,
I have created a Mission for East Africa and cordially invite you to add you serengeti photos to this new mission.
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/4028...

Gina423
Gina423 9 years ago

Thanks!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

nice spotting!

Gina423
Gina423 9 years ago

Too bad I didn't upload this photo this week! I'm still amazed to this day I was able to get this photo. I'll probably never get a photo op like this again!

Gina423
Gina423 9 years ago

Thanks everyone! I wish I had a better camera when I was there so the photo would have been clearer, but I think the photo turned out pretty good given the circumstances.

MikeEagle
MikeEagle 9 years ago

WOW!!! AWESOME PIC!!!

Trrue
Trrue 9 years ago

AMAZING!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Fantastic spotting!

Gina423
Gina423 9 years ago

I wasn't super close. I was in a land rover with the windows up. I'm zoomed in pretty far. I'd say the cobra was about 20 feet from the jeep.

horseloverprincess
horseloverprincess 9 years ago

I cant believe you actually got close to a cobra!

Gina423
Gina423 9 years ago

No, we were in a land rover with the windows up.

Jasmine123
Jasmine123 9 years ago

Bet you or go to you?

Gina423
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Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted on Jun 25, 2008
Submitted on Jul 19, 2012

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