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© 2004-2018 Thomas Jäkel
CAN YOU SEE THE VIPER? ZOOM OVER THE IMAGE!  - Natural habitat of T. subannulatus on a tiny island off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Adult male found in the location shown above. Note the complete absence of spots on the back. Only the tail shows some remnants of spots (inset).
Details of the head of the specimen above.
Stunningly beautiful  adult female from Kota Kinabalu area. Other females from this area showed a similar coloration; light creamy yellow, blurred blue bars, fringes of scales only slightly pronounced and a yellow head with strong blue or turquoise elements.
Juvenile female in Sepilok National Park. Note that some bands are white, red and blue: red-white is characteritic of newborns and early juveniles; this changes to  white-blue in juveniles and subadults. Finally, white fades away and blue bands broaden in adults, paralleled by a transformation of the basic green coloration into a mixture of green, yellow and other colours.
Beautiful adult female at the banks of Kinabatangan River in Sabah. Note the sharp blue bands of temple pit vipers especially from eastern Borneo.
Subadult  female photographed near Sandakan, Sabah
Juvenile female from Sandakan in Sabah. Note that bands are still red and white.
Adult male from Kinabatangan river, Sepilok National Park.
Kinabatangan river in eastern Borneo
Wagler’s Viper Site - Sabah (Malaysia)
© 2004-2018 Thomas Jäkel
Ophiotropics.com
CAN YOU SEE THE VIPER? ZOOM OVER THE IMAGE!  - Natural habitat of T. subannulatus on a tiny island off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Adult male found in the location shown above. Note the complete absence of spots on the back. Only the tail shows some remnants of spots (inset).
Details of the head of the specimen above.
Stunningly beautiful  adult female from Kota Kinabalu area. Other females from this area showed a similar coloration; light creamy yellow, blurred blue bars, fringes of scales only slightly pronounced and a yellow head with strong blue or turquoise elements.
Juvenile female in Sepilok National Park. Note that some bands are white, red and blue: red-white is characteritic of newborns and early juveniles; this changes to  white-blue in juveniles and subadults. Finally, white fades away and blue bands broaden in adults, paralleled by a transformation of the basic green coloration into a mixture of green, yellow and other colours.
Beautiful adult female at the banks of Kinabatangan River in Sabah. Note the sharp blue bands of temple pit vipers especially from eastern Borneo.
Subadult  female photographed near Sandakan, Sabah
Juvenile female from Sandakan in Sabah. Note that bands are still red and white.
Adult male from Kinabatangan river, Sepilok National Park.
Kinabatangan river in eastern Borneo
Wagler’s Viper Site - Sabah (Malaysia)