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 (94)

swm2step

swm2step, 7 months ago

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

thatgirl.rhea

thatgirl.rhea, 7 months 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, 7 months ago

benjiboo_42

benjiboo_42, 7 months ago

Wow that is incredible! What a gorgeous snake. 🐍

angelasartarea

angelasartarea, 7 months 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, 7 months ago

Lovely feed. Thank you

sindiya1001

sindiya1001, 7 months ago

👌👌

scandalousgrace

scandalousgrace, 7 months ago

😱😱😱😍😍😍

_la_rose__

_la_rose__, 7 months ago

woow its very cool

_la_rose__

_la_rose__, 7 months ago

😁💜💜💗💗💜💎💗💎💗💜💗😁💜😁💙💙😁💙💎💙💎💙💜💎💜😁💜

gfridell_photo

gfridell_photo, 7 months ago

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

kamfilou

kamfilou, 7 months ago

Beautiful pic and thanks for the valuable information !

toastyhug

toastyhug, 7 months ago

This is crazy!

ymalya

ymalya, 7 months ago

Wow 😮

mattemosfas

mattemosfas, 7 months 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, 7 months ago

❤ 👑

bifocal_soul

bifocal_soul, 7 months ago

Awesome

didi_fortuna

didi_fortuna, 7 months ago

👌

casillaswahib

casillaswahib, 6 months ago

Beautiful

kalouttravel

kalouttravel, 6 months ago

عالیییی بووود!😜