Photography exhibition on the Malabar Pit Viper, July 14, 15, 16

July 10, 2017

Do not miss a photography exhibition ‘Malabar Pit Viper’ a wonder of the western ghats on 14th, 15th and 16th of July 2017 at the Art Gallery, Art and Culture Department, Goa. These snakes are extremely beautiful and extremely poisonous. A team of intrepid herpetologists and wildlife photographers have gone into the habitat of these shy creatures and returned with an array of photographs you should not miss.

Nirmal Kulkarni, Herpetologist, Wildlife Photographer and Artist will present this exhibition of images of one of South India’s most intriguing and charismatic snake – The Malabar Pit Viper (Trimeresurus malabricus) by over 30 acclaimed wildlife photographers during this period.

The Malabar Pit Viper is an endemic (found no where else) forest species of venomous snake found in the Western Ghats of India.

Very little is known about its venom as well as behavior aspects and its uniqueness are unparalleled. There is an array of 8 plus color morphs of this species that provide excellent scope for photography.

This will be the first of its kind exhibition to be held in India on a single species of national importance.

It will include high-resolution artistic photographs of the Malabar Pit Viper taken by established herpetologists, renowned wildlife photographers and reptile conservationists across India and the world.

Kulkarni’s goal is conservation awareness for India’s lesser known reptiles.

A rare opportunity to observe, appreciate and acquire wildlife art of international repute.

Mark your dates 14th 15th and 16th of July 2017. Art Gallery. Art and Culture Department, Goa. India.


The Malabar Pit viper
The Malabar Pit viper