the hump nose pit viper ( Hypnale hypnale) in Mollem national park Goa.
lying perfectly camouflaged in the wet leaf litter is this hump nosed pit viper...a venomous species of snake found in Goa's protected areas and distributed across the Northern Western Ghats of India. This individual was photographed at Mollem National park, Goa, India.
I am a wildlife ecologist working in the Western Ghats of the states of Goa,Karnataka and Maharashtra on lesser known fauna in general and herpetofauna in particular. My aim is also to photo document the lesser known fauna the Mahdei Bio region and create awareness amongst the masses of the same.