WVZ Nature & Wildlife Photography
WVZ Nature & Wildlife Photography

WVZ Nature & Wildlife Photography

An experiment in blogging about the snakes, scorpions, spiders, and other things I photograph.


Female Boomslang (Dispholidus typus)

6 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments willemvzyl

Boomslang are one of Southern Africa's dangerously venomous snake species - a microscopic amount of Boomslang venom can be fatal to an adult human. That being said, they are extremely timid snakes and bites are rare - they would much rather flee tha...

Spotted Harlequin Snake (Homoroselaps lacteus)

30 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments willemvzyl

This little guy is a Spotted Harlequin Snake - a beautiful but venomous species from South Africa. These colourful snakes average 30 – 40 cm with a maximum length of 65 cm. They vary greatly in colour, depending on locality and are found in fynbos,...

Flowerpot Snake (Ramphotyphlops braminus)

27 Oct 2021 1 minute read 1 comment willemvzyl

A tiny, unobtrusive snake that's found in gardens in coastal towns and feeds and ants and ant eggs. This is South Africa's only introduced snake species - they were accidentally imported to port towns in bags of soils or pots of flowers (hence the n...

Boomslang (Dispholidus typus)

24 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments willemvzyl

Boomslang (if you're not an Afrikaans speaker you'd be surprised what the name sounds like, properly pronounced) are one of Southern Africa's dangerously venomous snake species - a microscopic amount of Boomslang venom can be fatal to an adult human...

Black Spitting Cobra (Naja nigricincta woodi)

22 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments willemvzyl

I'll start off my photography blog with one of my personal favourites from my photo collection. This is a Black Spitting Cobra (Naja nigricincta woodi), a dangerously venomous elapid from the West Coast of South Africa. It inhabits much of Namaquala...