Green Tree Python


Betraying its relatively recent land connection with New Guinea, Cape York Peninsula harbours several animal species that are found nowhere else in Australia but are widespread in New Guinea. Green Tree Pythons (Morelia viridis) are one of those animals, being restricted in Australia to rainforests of the Iron and McIlwraith ranges. 
Iron Range, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland
Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 14–22mm f/3.4–4.5 wide angle lens, 1/200, f20, ISO 100, Canon 430EX II Speedlite fired remotely, handheld

by Stephen Zozaya, Queensland