Night macro shoot in Singapore

Long horned beetle

Long horned beetle

Singapore is a tiny city state, largely built up and teeming with people…not a place you’d associate with exotic fauna..but in truth, if you know where to go, there is a microcosm of beautiful wild life in the forests. We explored the trails in Rifle Range Road last night…..and the first interesting thing we saw was this beautiful long horned beetle…very shy though.

And then it was the spectacular tiger beetle which seemed to love posing..

tiger beetle

tiger beetle

spider!

spider!

mask frog?

mask frog?

beautiful moth

beautiful moth

And then the piece de resistance…the malayan Banded coral snake made an appearance…

the Malayan Banded Coral Snake:

the Malayan Banded Coral Snake:

Beauutifully coloured orange red and grey on top, bright pale yellow stripes below….

pale yellow bands alternating with multicoloured blue bands

pale yellow bands alternating with multicoloured blue bands

rearing its head

rearing its head

close up of head

close up of head

This rare elapiid is venomous and is from the same family as the Blue coral snake I posted on in an earlier post.

We also saw a few nice spiders and frogs…IMG_9106

Malayan Bull Frog?

Malayan Bull Frog?

All in all…a most fruitful few hours in a Singapore forest…singapore is not just shopping, restaurants and buildings!

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