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Rough Scaled Python by oOBrieOo Rough Scaled Python by oOBrieOo
Rough Scaled Python, Morelia carinata

This is an extremely rare animal and the only one in the world outside of Australia's borders. Hell, even inside australia its very rare. Its a Morelia species, related to Carpet pythons, Boelens pythons and very closely related to th Green Tree Pythons. Found only in a tiny location in northern australia, it lives amongst rocks and cliffs.

I was very privileged to have this opportunity.
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CrypticPython Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great photo of a very beautiful python. I love their bluish eyes, although I have never seen one in person. Yes, they are rare here in Aust.
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vampire-bunnies Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
oh WOW!! look at him. you are so lucky. such brilliant colored eyes. he's such a beauty. kudos to your friend for having the patients and commitment to home one of these amazing creatures!! i love the close up. great resolution. awesome framing. superb job my friend :)
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grendylgirl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
where did you take this amazing shot? Do you own one??
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oOBrieOo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Reptile Gardens in South Dakota. I'm pretty good friends with the curator so he let me fart around the zoo after hours. As for owning one, I wish. His are the only ones in the world outside of Australia, and he's under strict contract to never let any leave his possession.
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grendylgirl Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
wow you're so lucky :)
I would love to hold one...
a girl can dream right?
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betheni Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
i think they are the most beautiful, mysterious creatures.

in the world!!!!!!! jk lol
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betheni Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
i love pythons also


there mt fav kind of snake
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the-shiznite Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Absolutely gorgeous. Nice job on the photography as well :P
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WaterbendingQueer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Student General Artist
I LOVE PYTHONS!!!
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neoshadow1 Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
coool
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thegreatwhitepanda Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
OMFG
i thought i was lucky when i found 20 bucks in the grass

HOW THE HELL DID YOU GET LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND ONE OF THESE!!!!

LAST TIME I CHECKED THERE WERE ONLY 15 FOUND IN THE WILD!!!!

BRILLIANT PIC
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oOBrieOo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
My friend Terry is curator of the Reptile Gardens in South Dakota. He's one of the few people in the world who has managed to develop good standing with the Australian government, get all the necessary paperwork and whatnot, to import animals. Through zoo trades of coarse. It started with "Maniac", a 16 somethin foot Saltwater crocodile that he rescued from a zoo that went out of business. Then of coarse he started working on the Roughies. He has pretty much every aussie native elapid too.

He'll be getting Fiji Island Iguanas in a few weeks.. I was supposed to make another trip over to chill with him and get to photograph the new iguanas, but doesn't look like its gunna happen this year. Poop.
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thegreatwhitepanda Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
WOW
thats worth a title
lol(seriously)
we've got a saltwater croc here aswell(hardly ever moves)

i love taking photos of iguanas
its great when they are in an environment of the same colour
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spiral14 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
awesome...I've never seen one of these before, but it caught my eye. I thought it looked like a carpet, but the scales were different. Very cool. How'd you get the opportunity to photograph this guy, or are you lucky enough to own him?
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oOBrieOo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
LOL no, not lucky enough to own him. They're an endangered species and HIGHLY protected. I'm friends with alot of zoo people. ;)
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Kujila Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
Oh lord, its eye in this image pierces to the soul... So beautiful!
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perentie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Absolutely beautiful... I dream of owning some of these beauties one day :D

Cheers,
Perentie
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drak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
Beautiful animal, I love how soft it looks.... and the pastel colors in the background work wonders with it.


Congrats on getting a photo of one of these guys, they sure look like something special. :D
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous close-up!
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rewston Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
what amazing eyes!
it reminds me of my GCSE art project where i drew snakes, they are such beautiful creatures
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006   Photographer
Amazing capture!!! Great job on this!
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NHdesign Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
Hey, looks very nice! :D I like it!
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