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Monique Simons | all galleries >> Galleries >> Reptiles & Amphibians > Golden Tree Snake
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Golden Tree Snake

Koh Samui, Thailand

Common names: golden tree snake, ornate flying snake, golden flying snake.

Chrysopelea ornata is a colubrid snake found in South and Southeast Asia. It is, along with the
other species in its genus Chrysopelea, very unusual in that it is capable of a type of gliding
flight. It is also rear-fanged.

Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Colubrinae
Genus: Chrysopelea
Species: Chrysopelea ornata

Nikon D300 ,Vivitar Series 1 90mm F2.5 macrolens
1/500s f/2.5 at 90.0mm iso200 full exif

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Julie Tremblay13-Sep-2011 11:51
Wow! I love this picture. Colors, sharpness... beautiful. V.
Chad Ramsey16-Dec-2010 03:48
You've got to get tall to see over the leaves. :) V