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Don’t Get Too Close by Robert York
Tuesday, 2nd June 2009

Don’t Get Too Close

by Robert York

This photograph is of a boomslang snake which is a highly poisonous snake found in South Africa. Look carefully in its eye and you can see myself taking the photo!
Robert York
Amateur photographer

Don’t Get Too Close by Robert York was photo of the day on Tuesday, 2nd June 2009. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


2nd June 2009 at 1:16 am

My My what green eyes you have!! Amazing the variety that is present in nature …and thanks for sharing this.

Katherine Lee Strassburg

2nd June 2009 at 3:18 am

This is a real green-eyed monster. What a large head/eye for such a small bodied snake–is it just a young one? Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and I thank you for sharing this pic with us.


2nd June 2009 at 7:38 am

Nicely captured. It looks an innocent little snake though!


2nd June 2009 at 8:13 am

“Trust in me, just in me…” Mesmerizing!


2nd June 2009 at 8:15 am

I wonder why the eye is so prominent. Maybe someone can shed some light. anyone?……


2nd June 2009 at 8:17 am

There has always been something about snakes that turn on alarm bells in my mind. It is surprising just how many people have a dislike for them. Yet when you look at this critter, the detail is fascinating. If it were me taking this shot I would have wanted at the very least a 1000mm lens just to put a good deal of distance between us. A brave man who can take a piccie of this thing without handshake – unless you had image stabalising power.

Thomas Vignaud

2nd June 2009 at 9:33 am

Great shot of a rare critter :)

Anurag – Most of the time, for big eyes, it’s realted with an animal hunting at night.

Looking at the color, it could be as well something to attract birds (looks like a little fruit).
The bird coming will then have a bad surprise.

It could be one of the two reason, both, or nothing at all :) Nature’s complex !

2nd June 2009 at 9:37 am

Great shot indeed. Very clear and the eyes are very sharp.

2nd June 2009 at 11:12 am

I grew up in kentucky but I am still terrified of all snakes,but this is a very impressive shot!!Nancy

2nd June 2009 at 12:54 pm

I love the green eye. Same as my eye color.


2nd June 2009 at 1:53 pm

I knew it would be you who would have an explaination Thomas, Thanks.

2nd June 2009 at 2:28 pm

My hero again, taking shots of beautiful but dangerous things.

jo romano

2nd June 2009 at 2:30 pm


2nd June 2009 at 2:41 pm

With that cue ball eye & sexy pose, you must be proud of this shot! Well deserved potd.


2nd June 2009 at 4:02 pm

He, She looks hungry. Don’t know if I’d have gotten that close. Poisonous eh?


4th June 2009 at 3:14 pm

Something so small but yet so dangerous!! Great shot!

4th June 2009 at 8:39 pm



2nd June 2010 at 7:43 am

This one is great but always freaks me out.


2nd June 2010 at 9:11 am

Wow, this is a great shot!


2nd June 2010 at 5:20 pm

Great shot of the Green eyes!!


3rd March 2012 at 6:47 am

i thought snakes with catlike eyes were venemous,and human like eyed snakes had no venom….

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