Green Mamba - Fernando Jorge da Silva Figueiredo

NAME: Fernando Jorge da Silva Figueiredo
COUNTRY: Portugal
TITLE: Green Mamba
TECHNIQUE: Acrylic, watercolor and colored pencils on paper
YEAR: 2015
DESCRIPTION: The western green mamba is a very alert, nervous, and extremely agile snake that lives mainly in the coastal tropical rainforest, thicket, and woodland regions of western Africa. Like all the other mambas, the western green mamba is a highly venomous elapid species. Some consider this species to not be a particularly aggressive snake, but others have suggested that they are extremely nervous and are prone to attack aggressively when cornered. The western green mamba is a long and very slender bodied snake with a long tapering tail. The average length of an adult snake of this species is between 1,4 metres and 2,1 metres. Some specimens of this species can grow to maximum lengths of 2,4 metres . The head is narrow and elongate, with a distinct canthus and slightly distinct from the neck. On rare occasions the neck may be flattened when the snake is aroused, but there is no hood. Eyes are medium in size with round pupils and a yellow brown iris.
CATEGORY: Professional
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