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African Forest cobra | by andredekesel
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African Forest cobra

Manipulated image of a Forest cobra (Naja melanoleuca, 1.70m). It was apparently found within the permanent camp of Mikembo (DR Congo, Katanga, January 2014) and killed straight away by a local guide because too dangerous.

Received it in the evening and staged it the next day in its defensive position. Reconstructed the damaged parts with GIMP.

Canon 5Dmkii, EF17-40mm 1:4L, ISO100, f/9, 1/6sec, natural light (shade).

Placed in the album "Illusions" because staged and you'd never come this close with a 40mm without getting bitten.

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Taken on January 27, 2014