Gaboon Viper

Bitis gabonica

The beautiful markings of the Gaboon Viper provide perfect camouflage when it is hiding among the leaf litter waiting to ambush its prey. It is the largest viper in the world and large individuals can weigh up to 10kg and grow to over 2m in length. At up to 50mm in length, it also has the longest fangs of any snake in the world.

All of the Gaboon Viper photos shown above are of captive individuals photographed in a studio setting.