KING OF THE DESERT

WESTERN DESERT TAIPAN

OXYURANUS TEMPORALIS

The western desert taipan was only described in 2007 because its utter remoteness has hid it from science for generations. Very little is known of this beautiful predator with fewer than a dozen sightings formally recorded. It was a highlight of my life to meet this young individual!

Ilkurlka, Western Australia
Canon 7D, Tokina 11–16mm, 1/250, f/16, ISO 160, twin flash 430 EXII, handheld

by Max Jackson