|Thamnophis elegans terrestris (Coast Garter Snake)|
The tongue flicking is that the snake can grab particles and move them to sense organs in the mouth. Sometimes it just opens it's mouth to achieve the same effect. This snake was more than a meter away and completely harmless to me, but it still seems threatening.
|Altitude:||9m (29 feet)|
|Date:||Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at 6:27 PM|
|Exposure:||1/125 sec at f5.6|
|Exposure Compensation:||851 ev|
|Lens:||400mm f2.8G ED VR AF-S NIKKOR + TC-20E III
With cropping (you see 63% of the image as shot), this lens is effectively a 1001mm lens on a 35mm camera
|Region:||North America, Canada, British Columbia, Metro Vancouver, Richmond, Richmond Nature Park|
|Scientific Name:||species related to Thamnophis elegans terrestris (Coast Garter Snake)|
|Tag:||Richmond Nature Park|
|Larger image:||1999 x 1333|
|Raw image:||5884 x 3923|
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