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Wagler's pit viper, temple viper, temple pit viper

Tropidolaemus wagleri


Tropidolaemus wagleri is a venomous pitviper species native to southeast Asia. No subspecies are currently recognized.[3] It is sometimes referred to as the temple viper because of its abundance around the Temple of the Azure Cloud in Malaysia.



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31 Comments (1–25)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Now Tropidolaemus subannulatus. "In a revision by Vogel et al. (2007) the Tropidolaemus wagleri species complex was differentiated into several taxa, including the resurrection of T. subannulatus. [...] Tropidolaemus subannulatus has a wide distribution in Central Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines, T. wagleri is restricted to MAINLAND [my emphasis] Southeast Asia, down to Sumatra and Bangka, West Indonesia.."

arthroprod 11 years ago

Thanks you all very much !!
#Gilma, When a snake attacks me, it's usually one of my flashes it takes to target, you can read more about the shooting here

Telse 11 years ago

Wow great photos. Way to go arthroprod!

Gorgeous snake and great pictures, arthroprod. Looks super dangerous!! In the last shot it makes you feel as if it would strike any moment!? Congratulations!

Toucan 11 years ago

Lovely =)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

dang what a mean looking snake! that jaw is amazing, congratulations!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 11 years ago

Super awesome! Wonderful clicks! Congrats.

great spotting Arthroprod,amazing,congrats on the National Geographic Spotting of the Week,well deserved,thanks for sharing

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

Truly fantastic photos of this amazing snake - Congratulations !!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Congratulation arthroprod, Fantabulous series with each stunning captures !!

LuckyLogan 11 years ago

Great spotting!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 11 years ago

Congratulation, great spotting indeed !

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 11 years ago

Congratulations on this great honor.

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 11 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations arthroprod! Crazy awesome!

Linnea Joandi
Linnea Joandi 11 years ago

Hi arthroprod,

Because of some rules that I wasn´t aware of before, you´re (unfortunately) not allowed to join my mission with this pic as you´re spotting isn´t within the range of my mission. I´m sorry for the confusion and hope that you would like to join my mission if it becomes global at some point in the future.

Best til then,

AshleyT 11 years ago

Congrats! Beautiful photo and snake :)

Linnea Joandi
Linnea Joandi 11 years ago

Hi arthroprod,

You´re very welcome to join my mission "stripes and spots" with this lovely pic!


ToshimiDowaki 11 years ago

Great series! Congratulations!

DonnaBollenbach 11 years ago

Congratulations. This is a great series of images and well deserving of the National Geographic SOTW!

cranbrook-sda-youth1 11 years ago

Amazing series!

injica 11 years ago

Congrats! :)

KarenL 11 years ago

Congratulations arthroprod, this spectacular snake has been chosen National Geographic spotting of the week!

rutasandinas 11 years ago


injica 11 years ago

Beautiful :)

MicheleMorbidelli 11 years ago

Amazing!! Well done !

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Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Mar 6, 2013
Submitted on Mar 18, 2013

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