mattiasklumofficial Can you spot this camouflaged beauty inches away from my camera?  Like other elapid snakes, the venom of the Jameson's mamba is extremely lethal. But unlike other venomous snakes that have specialized in just one kind of venom, the Jameson's mamba uses a cocktail of powerful surprises.  This blend is a toxic combination of hemotoxins, cardiotoxins, fasciculins as well as myotoxic substances. A bite from Jameson's mamba can be deadly in as little as 30 to 120 minutes if proper medical treatment is not attained. Ironically,  as mentioned in previous posts, it is the lethal characteristics of snake venom that makes it so valuable and sought after for use in medicinal treatments. The toxic components of snake venom have for example both led to the development of medicine against heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's. With some luck the Jameson’s mamba may soon combat heart disease and this will luckily not affect the wild populations of this species at all. Photographed in Cameroun for @natgeo #mattiasklum #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #mamba #nikonambassador #cameroon #death #snake #venom #conservation @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumofficial

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Can you spot this camouflaged beauty inches away from my camera? Like other elapid snakes, the venom of the Jameson's mamba is extremely lethal. But unlike other venomous snakes that have specialized in just one kind of venom, the Jameson's mamba uses a cocktail of powerful surprises. This blend is a toxic combination of hemotoxins, cardiotoxins, fasciculins as well as myotoxic substances. A bite from Jameson's mamba can be deadly in as little as 30 to 120 minutes if proper medical treatment is not attained. Ironically, as mentioned in previous posts, it is the lethal characteristics of snake venom that makes it so valuable and sought after for use in medicinal treatments. The toxic components of snake venom have for example both led to the development of medicine against heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's. With some luck the Jameson’s mamba may soon combat heart disease and this will luckily not affect the wild populations of this species at all. Photographed in Cameroun for @natgeo #mattiasklum #livingthedream #protectbiodiversity #mamba #nikonambassador #cameroon #death #snake #venom #conservation @natgeo @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @alexandrovklumofficial @mattiasklumofficial

Comments (93)

northeastpaula

northeastpaula, 1 month ago

Such a beautiful creature ... a paradox : both bad and a wonderful hope , an oxymoron : beautifully . deadly. Outstanding photo and informative text . Thank you . P

swm2step

swm2step, 1 month ago

I like to teach my kids about snakes but in the tropics it’s a feat

rhea_cordeiro

rhea_cordeiro, 1 month ago

Sorry if you've been asked this a million times already but how did you manage to get that close? Assuming you needed a few minutes to get a couple of shots/angles

twins_shw

twins_shw, 1 month ago

benjiboo_42

benjiboo_42, 1 month ago

Wow that is incredible! What a gorgeous snake. 🐍

angelasartarea

angelasartarea, 1 month ago

A beautiful but it sounds like deadly animal. I think I'll just go hide now.😉 Just kidding... The beauty of this world can be found in so many places. Look at it, it's stunning! Thank you for sharing with us. It's outstanding. Add the clouds and I love this photo! 💕🙏💕

rachelwardphotos

rachelwardphotos, 1 month ago

Lovely feed. Thank you

asuncionservio

asuncionservio, 1 month ago

La naturaleza en su esplendor

sindijagirvica

sindijagirvica, 1 month ago

👌👌

scandalousgrace

scandalousgrace, 1 month ago

😱😱😱😍😍😍

_la_rose__

_la_rose__, 1 month ago

woow its very cool

_la_rose__

_la_rose__, 1 month ago

😁💜💜💗💗💜💎💗💎💗💜💗😁💜😁💙💙😁💙💎💙💎💙💜💎💜😁💜

gfridell_photo

gfridell_photo, 1 month ago

Great shot but I think you should have used a macro lens 😉😀

kamfilou

kamfilou, 1 month ago

Beautiful pic and thanks for the valuable information !

toastyhug

toastyhug, 1 month ago

This is crazy!

ymalya

ymalya, 1 month ago

Wow 😮

mattemosfas

mattemosfas, 1 month ago

Mattias: Du (&din familj) gör ett jätteviktigt jobb! Att sprida kundskap om växter & djur. Att få se både det positiva & negativa aspekterna är viktigt! Du ger oss små sopsorterande en knuff i baken! 👍🏼 Vi kan mer! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👍🏼

iamnisansala

iamnisansala, 1 month ago

❤ 👑

bifocal_soul

bifocal_soul, 28 days ago

Awesome

didi_fortuna

didi_fortuna, 25 days ago

👌