Hide and sssss-eek! Deadly snake almost impossible to spot as it blends perfectly among its surroundings
Can you SSSSSSSSS-SEE me? At first glance this picture looks far from exciting but take a closer look and you’ll realise there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Wim, 43, uncovered the snake while leading a photographic safari tour in the Namib desert in Namibia, Africa.
“We followed tracks to find this snake, it wasn’t a surprise as such, but once he is settled in the sand it is very difficult to spot him, so we were lucky.
“It is also part of the defence mechanism, it would be pointless for the snake to try and move away in an open environment so it is a natural thing for them to hide under the sand.
“These snakes are quite small which makes it even more difficult but you look out for an indent in the smooth sand.