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September 7, 2016

No Withering Vine

A green Asian vine snake (Ahaetulla nasuta), also known as a long-nosed whip snake, is well camouflaged in the lush foliage of Agumbe, a rain forest in Karnataka, India. The reptile’s head, slightly broader than its body and pointed at the nose, resembles the shape of a leaf, allowing it to remain well hidden in its verdant habitat. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Asheesh K Chopra, National Geographic Your Shot
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