Kristian Bell (Victoria)
Near Rankins Springs, New South Wales
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF16–35mm f/4L IS USM, 1/20, f/9.5, ISO 500, single, diffused on-camera flash, handheld
Mulga Snake (Pseudechis australis)
At the end of a blisteringly hot 45°C day conducting research, I visited a farm dam to see if any animals were having a drink or cooling off. Along a heavily eroded section of dam wall, I stumbled across this majestic snake – an adult mulga in excellent condition.
This high-quality digital photograph is presented on 500x700mm, 310gsm, Ilford Galerie ‘Smooth Pearl’ paper, without the watermark copyright.