The King of the Forest by Sebastian Di Domenico
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Sebastian Di Domenico's picture

The King of the Forest

June 27, 2018

A huge green anaconda from the amazon forests of Ecuador

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Yannick K.'s picture

Could you give us details on how you manage to get a photo like that. Very impressive (the photo & the subject)

Sebastian Di Domenico's picture

Hi Yannick, I was staying in Selva lodge and the previous night we had a torrential rain that lasted for hours. The next day the staff of the lodge called me and told me an anaconda was crossing from a swamp to that lagoon you see in the picture. I ran with my camera equipment, I actually wanted to use two flashes but one of them ran out of battery.... Then I got inside the water with the anaconda and when the sun came out she started to bask on the log... with the help of a friend who carried the flash I got this

Yannick K.'s picture

Amazing ! Thanks for the story

nuaveb bevaun's picture

Amazing the flash didn't affect the snake since they have no eyelids and it's impossible to know if they're sleeping or not!

Jeffrey R Farmer's picture

Excellent shot!

Studio 403's picture

Fearless! I don’t think I could have waded into water like you. Wonderful capture.

Ben Pearse's picture

Wonderful capture

Jorge Cevallos's picture

Impressive and unique!

Dave Terry's picture

What lens and how close are you? This looks like 24-35mm-ish range, but maybe the distances of objects in the background are misleading. It looks scary close!

January Williamson's picture

OMG! Hibi Gibies over here!!! I was hoping you were going to say that this was taken from behind very clear glass!!! ... Your are braver than I will ever be!!! ... I just can't imagine being in that water ... nope, nope and NOPE!

Maite Rodriguez's picture

Amazing shot!! Congrats!