The Mustard-bellied Snake (Drysdalia rhodogaster)! I was over the moon to find this young adult sheltering under a log on a rainy, 15 degree day. These mildly venomous elapids average at around 35cm although they can get larger. They are found from the Blue Mountains in western Sydney to Eden in the far south east corner of NSW. They prey upon small lizards, including Geckos, skinks and even dragons! This would have to be one of the coolest, and prettiest wild snakes I’ve ever seen and I’m so happy to tick it off the bucket list! Thanks so much @leo_the_wildlifeman for giving me some advice on finding this awesome species!
It’s always nice photographing a subject and trying to come up with something a little original. This male pelican was swimming in an area of shadow until a short break in the clouds allowed for some nice sun light. Under exposing the image somewhat for the bright highlights on the white bird knocked the shadow into darkness allowing for this cool low key image.