European Viper

 

 One of my favorite early spring reptiles to photograph, are the European vipers.

It’s always an exciting moment when you spot your first viper of the season, bathing in the early morning sun.

Although the viper is extremely widespread, in the Netherlands there numbers are low.

Females are usually brownish in hue with dark-brown markings, the males are pure grey with black markings

Mike de Kok