Photographer Captures Amazing Shot Of Snake Hidden In The Sand

A photographer traveled to Namibia to capture well-camouflaged snakes that exclusively live in the sub-Saharan African country. Marisa Ishimatsu captured magnificent photos of a Peringuey’s adder who are perfectly adapted to hide themselves in the soft sands of the Namibian desert.

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"They sidewind effortlessly across the dune slopes and they bury themselves in soft sand at the base of bushes, both to ambush lizards and to protect themselves from predation," Ishimatsu tells PetaPixel. "Their eyes are on the top of their heads and their nostrils are reinforced and on the top of their nose so when they are completely buried, they can still see and breathe."