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Malabar Pit Viper

Trimeresurus malabaricus


A gorgeous yellow morph Malabar Pit Viper is perched up on a rain drenched bamboo thicket. Endemic to Southwestern India, these species have a number of different colour morphs including colours such as yellow, green and brown.


Rainforest and Evergreen forest of Agumbe. The forests of Agumbe is a part of the Western Ghats. The Western Ghats have an exceptionally high level of biological diversity including many endemic species. It is also recognized as one of the world’s eight hottest hotspots' of biological diversity, inscribed in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites list in July 2012


Displaying a typical ambush position.

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Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj 7 years ago

Haha.. Surely on a roll here! Two images in the same category is such a treat :) Thank you so much.

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 7 years ago

Great shot. Love the water droplets!! Congratulations

triggsturner 7 years ago

Great effort for second place too. Congratulations.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 7 years ago


armadeus.4 7 years ago

Congratulations Vipul! Gorgeous shot :)

DanielePralong 7 years ago

You're on a roll Vipul, this image ranked 2nd in our 2016 Best Photo contest in the Reptile category!


SaswatMishra 8 years ago
Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

What a fantastic capture!

Jack Smith
Jack Smith 8 years ago


Daniel R Hughes
Daniel R Hughes 8 years ago

great spotting congratulations

Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj 8 years ago

Thank you so much :)
This is indeed a special Viper sighting.

LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Congratulations Vipul Ramanuj!

Desmond.E.S.O 8 years ago

Coolest viper ever! huge congrats!

LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Wonderful SOTD! Congratulations!

JC Garcia
JC Garcia 8 years ago


LisaPowers 8 years ago

Congratulations Vipul Ramanuj! This spotting has earned you a Spot of the Day!

PucaK 8 years ago

Great photograph!
Congratulations on your SOTD!

awesome Vipul Ramanuj,congrats and thanks for sharing

LisaPowers 8 years ago

Stunning snake and photo!

James McNair
James McNair 8 years ago

Wonderful image, love it in the tree....superb!

Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Aug 1, 2009
Submitted on Nov 3, 2015

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