A profile shot of a Red and Yellow Barbet at the San Antonio Zoo. After seeing the Bearded Barbet in Europe, I was excited to come back and see this guy right at the local zoo. Such a gorgeous, colorful bird.
This is the beautiful but deadly, Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica rhinoceros). This large viper is almost invisible among the litter of the African equatorial forest floor. Seemingly slow and lethargic, he can strike with lightning speed. Taken at the Memphis Zoo on 9-15-11.