David Element

 

Wildlife Photography and Digital Video Images

 

________________________________________________                            Reptiles 24 – Grass Snakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                GRASS SNAKE Natrix helvetica helvetica

 

 

 

 

 

 

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·         This sequence of photographs shows a juvenile Grass Snake Natrix helvetica helvetica swimming through an Essex marshland in pursuit of Marsh Frogs Pelophylax ridibundus although the hunt proved to be fruitless. These reptiles are excellent swimmers and the splashes in the final photograph indicate that it might have disturbed a frog that had not been noticed by the photographer as he was busy trying to track the rapidly approaching snake, keep it in frame and (not always successfully) in focus!

 

 

 

 

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