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    The python does not have great vision. To catch its prey, it uses two rows of sensitve heat sensors. The labial pits, seen here, allow for stereoscopic heat detecton, accurate enough to allow the python to hunt in total darkness (e.g., in caves). In the land of the blind...

    Research in 1937 found that snakes can detect a mere 0.2°C heat differential at a distance.

    DNSF David Newman, damitchell, and 20 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. EltonHarding 96 months ago | reply

      Nice unusual composition! scary close-up!

    2. Zeetz Jones 95 months ago | reply

      Informative and the closeup looks deadly.

      "A" Class

    3. Agardnas 95 months ago | reply

      wow what a macro! amazing shot

      "A" Class

    4. !ITSONG Admin 95 months ago | reply

      impressive eye, well done!
      as an admin for the PORTFOLIO - In the Style of National Geographic, i'm inviting your photo to be added to the group. therefore, i'm removing the picture from SELECTION.

    5. 95 months ago | reply

      Very interesting shot & great cut !!

      A+++ Grade Photo

    6. oliverdias 95 months ago | reply

      unfortunately a little bit unsharp but looks great

      A+++ Grade Photo

    7. katepedley 95 months ago | reply

      Great capture!

      A+++ Grade Photo

    8. Barbara J H 95 months ago | reply

      Super shot.

      A+++ Grade Photo

    9. Ojisanjake 95 months ago | reply

      A+++ Grade Photo

    10. patisfaction ~ censored [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

      freaky kewl!

      oversharpened but still crazy

    11. nickwriter 95 months ago | reply

      And you would want to get this close to a snake because...? Eye is sharp. A little more depth of field would have been cool, but this is an amazing shot.

    12. pit995 95 months ago | reply

      Absolutely A Super A+++ Photo!

    13. photoholic1 95 months ago | reply

      I think this photo would make a great addition to the Natural Patterns, Shapes, and Textures (moderated) group. Please consider posting it there!

    14. DreamzInColor 88 months ago | reply

      Great Shot.
      This image would be perfect for ***Fantastic Animal Photos'***
      Little Details

      ***Fantastic Animal Photos***

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