• Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 December, 2011 10:39
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 December, 2011 10:30
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 December, 2011 15:55
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/80 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 December, 2011 10:39
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 December, 2011 10:30
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 9 December, 2011 10:39
  • Focal length: 500mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s

An unfortunate turtle being drowned and asphyxiated – no chance of survival here! I assume the snake knows how the different prey manages air, and that a turtle can stay alive for longer without a breath of fresh air than rodents, as it was coiled around the turtle and kept it submerged for a very long time

My first thought was that this was a strange choice of food, but then again – it’s a snake and will have no problem swallowing it. As for the shell of the turtle – it’s not digestible, so it will simply regurgitate it when the meat has been digested.


The Anaconda preferred to keep its head under water, and is above water here just to get air.


This is the situation a few hours later – 15:55.