Thursday, June 30, 2011

World's Scariest ,Venomous Biggest Snakes Pictures and Information

Note  ; These snakes are both scariest and venomous animals. Some of them have extremely high toxic venoms which can stun and even kill their prey at once. They’re not only largest in size but also longest in length.

Black Mamba

 Inhabiting in the areas of open woodlands, open savannahs, and rocky outcrops of Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Mozambique and Namibia, Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) has long been known as the longest venomous snake in Africa and the second longest dangerous snake in the world.  Their adults can reach to an average length of 2.5 meters or 8.2 feet and some of them can even grow to a length up to 4.3 meters or 14 feet.

Even though it’s called “Black Mamba”, its entire body isn’t all in black; the name is particularly given for its inky black mouth. It may be in the color of metal, olive green, dark olive, grey brown and you can see a light band around the body of some of their species. Normally, their skin becomes to darken when they age. They rely upon external heat to regulate their body temperature just like other extant reptiles.
Black Mambas move extremely fast, that is, up to 19.5km/h or 12mph. No wonder, they’re regarded as the fastest snake in the world.
Vipera Berus
Dwelling in most of the Western Europe to as far as the Far East Asia, vipera berus, a type of venomous viper species, enjoys basking its thick body in dry sunny places. Even though its bite is extremely painful, it’s rarely fatal. Its adult can grow up to 60 cm in length with the largest ever found in Sweden with a length over 90 cm and the other one observed in France and Great Britain was said to achieve a maximum size of 80 to 87cm.

Agkistrodon Piscivorus
Discovered mainly in shallow and slow-moving lakes and streams, Agkistrodon piscivorus is a semi-aquatic viper which is primarily found in the eastern United States. Since it’s a venomous snake its bite can be potentially fatal. It feeds on fish and frogs, and it’s a good swimmer that is always observed successfully colonizing islands of both Gulf and Atlantic coasts.
Crotalus Oreganus
Crotalus oreganus is a Northern Pacific rattlesnake which is found primarily in parts of British Columbia, and north-western Mexico. This snake is often thought to be the most aggressive, notorious and venomous rattle snake in the U.S. It has a well-camouflaged under a log during a warm winter day and has shown its remarkable climbing and clinging skills in a tree. Wow, amazing!
Pseudechis
Generally, Pseudechis refers to a black snake. It’s found inhibiting a variety habitat of arid areas and swampland in Papua New Guinea and in almost every part of Australia (excluding Tasmania). Its bite is potentially fatal and it’s no doubt a member of the dangerous snake species. Further, it’s capable of producing large amounts of venom. In the world, it’s regarded as the largest venomous snake but in Australia, it’s the second largest snake. The adult snake can grow up to 2.5 to 3 meters and its size actually exceeds the size of the Australian Taipan, Black Mamba and King Cobra.
Bushmaster
The Bushmaster, lachesis muta muta, is the largest thick-bodied venomous Pit Viper has an amazing record reaching up to 14 feet. It’s marked by its triangular shaped head and is capable of performing multiple bite strikes, injecting large amount of venoms, which are potentially deadly and dangerous to humans. Even its juvenile’s bite can be fatal. Earning itself a nasty reputation of a “cruel and fierce dude”, it can be seen throughout the regions of Guyana, Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad and Brazil.
Oxyuranus scutellatus
Oxyuranus scutellatus is an extremely dangerous largest venomous snake dwelling primarily in tropical regions of the Northern Territory, including Melville and Bathurst Islands, and the West Kimberley’s of Western Australia and it’s also seen along the coast and nearby areas of Queensland. It’s said that one single Oxyuranus scutellatus bite can kill up to 12,000 guinea pigs. It’s characterized by its larger fangs, orange-brown iris, and light to dark brown above its body with paler sides. Its highly toxic venoms from the bite can result in vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, nausea, and headache. Often, the poison from its bite causes blurred vision accompanyied by convulsions, and in severe cases, one may become coma after being attacked by an Oxyuranus scutellatus. The bite too, can sometimes cause death.

The Largest Snakes in the world

World's Biggest Snake in Indonesia

A python found in Indonesia is 14.85m (49ft) long and has a maximum body circumference of 85cm (almost three feet) and weighs 447kg (70 stone, 3lbs).
It was captured by a 58-year-old python expert from east Java who was summoned to Jambi after locals, who stumbled upon it while foraging for wood, were too afraid to approach it.
The expert reportedly neeed 65 helpers to snare the python and the blessing of tribal leaders as pythons are regarded as deities by many locals.
The python is proving to be a major attraction for the zoo, as about 700 people visit the Curugsewu zoo every day to admire the new but rather lazy star.
 Other  Largest Snakes in the world
The Largest Snake in the world
The Largest Snake in the world
The Largest Snake in the world
The Largest Snake in the world
Even though it’s called “Black Mamba”, its entire body isn’t all in black; the name is particularly given for its inky black mouth. It may be in the color of metal, olive green, dark olive, grey brown and you can see a light band around the body of some of their species. Normally, their skin becomes to darken when they age. They rely upon external heat to regulate their body temperature just like other extant reptiles.
Black Mambas move extremely fast, that is, up to 19.5km/h or 12mph. No wonder, they’re regarded as the fastest snake in the world.
The Largest Snake in the world;Crotalus Oreganus.
Crotalus Oreganus.

Crotalus oreganus is a Northern Pacific rattlesnake which is found primarily in parts of British Columbia, and north-western Mexico. This snake is often thought to be the most aggressive, notorious and venomous rattle snake in the U.S. It has a well-camouflaged under a log during a warm winter day and has shown its remarkable climbing and clinging skills in a tree. Wow, amazing.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Kongou Falls : Ivindo National Park ,Gabon .Africa


Physical Descripition Informatio

 
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Total Height:
185 feet
56 meters
Tallest Single Drop:
185 feet
56 meters
Number of Drops:
1
Waterfall Type:
segmented
Average Width:
10,500 feet
3,200 meters
Average Volume:
31,783 cubic feet / sec.
900 cubic meters / sec.
Maximum Recorded Volume:
95,349 cubic feet / sec.
2,700 cubic meters / sec.
Watercourse:
Ivindo River
Seasonality:
Perrenial
Seasons of Best Flow:

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Location, Directions & Maps:

Continent:
Africa
Country:
Gabon
State / Province:

Locality:
Ivindo National Park
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The Biggest and Highest Waterfall In the World(Kongou Falls)

A section of the massive cataract that makes up these impressive falls Photo
Kongou Falls (also called the Koungou Falls) is a massive cataract about 2 to 3 miles wide located in Ivindo National Park in eastern Gabon. It is part of the Ivindo river and has a total height of 56 meters. It is the 928th biggest waterfall in the world.
It is reputed to be the most beautiful waterfall in Central Africa (some photos ). This part of the Ivindo River is a major centre of fish biodiversity. The falls are within Ivindo National Park, created in 2002 to protect among other things this beautiful and biologically diverse stretch of river.
On 14 September 2007 President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon confirmed that a dam would be built at the falls to provide electricity to a large iron mining project in Belinga further north. The iron mine is essentially for Gabon's economic development, but the dam will inundate a large part of the National Park, and have a serious impact on local livelihoods. Old studies indicate that there are other sites on the river where a dam would be easier to build and the environmental and social impacts would be much less than at Kongou, but no Environmental impact assessment was done before the decision was made. The decision will likely put into question the President's strategy of developing ecotourism in Gabon and may well deter investors and tourists alike.
It is claimed that the construction of the dam with no prior study or proper consultation is a sign of the growing power of the Minister of Mines and Petrol at a time when President Bongo's power is declining and people are positioning themselves for the eventual succession.
Since the death of President Bongo, the future of this project is unclear. Recent economic troubles in China may cause postponement of construction.
One outspoken critic has been Brainforest activist Marc Ona who was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for his personal courage and perseverance. Since 2001, Marc Ona and his colleagues at Brainforest have tirelessly fought for the protection of Gabon’s rainforest. They have successfully challenged corrupt government officials and foreign investors. In 2006 Marc and his colleagues managed to protect Gabon’s Loango National Park from an oil exploration project. They are now campaigning against the even larger Belinga iron ore and hydropower project, which threatens to destroy the majestic Kongou Falls in Ivindo National Park.
Marc was ready for take off at Gabon’s international airport to accept the prize when he was taken off the plane under orders from the Minister of Interior. It took interventions from high-ranking politicians in Gabon and the US to make it possible for him to accept the prize in person. When Marc returns to Gabon, he will still face charges for inciting rebellion against the state – charges for which he and four other activists were temporarily arrested at the end of last year.

Kongou Falls Picture Gallery
The Biggest and Highest Waterfall In the World(Kongou Falls)
The Biggest and Highest Waterfall In the World(Kongou Falls)
The Biggest and Highest Waterfall In the World(Kongou Falls)
The Biggest and Highest Waterfall In the World(Kongou Falls)

The World's Most amazing and beautiful Waterfalls

What are the biggest, highest, most tallest waterfalls in the world. Which are the most powerful, smallest and widest falls?

Angel Falls (Venezuela)

The worlds tallest waterfall in the World (3,212 ft)
Named after an American adventurer, Jimmy Angel, the waterfall starts at 979 meter and plunges down thereby vaporizing much of the water into mist. The fall can only be reached by plane. This flight will bring you to the starting point for trips to the basis of the waterfall. It is located in a jungle area of Venezuela and getting there is not an easy journey. 

Angel Falls (Venezuela)


Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

Waterfalls with a total width of 1.67 miles and containing 275 falls.

Iguazu Falls (Argentina)


Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

The biggest waterfall in the world

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)


Yosemite Falls (USA)

The highest fall in North America (2,425 ft)

Yosemite Falls (USA)


GullFoss (Iceland)

The prettiest sightseeing waterfall in the world.

GullFoss (Iceland)


Tugela Falls (South Africa)

The deepest waterfall in Africa (3,110 feet) .

Tugela Falls (South Africa)


Sivasamudram Falls (India)

The most powerful waterfall in the world (33,000 cubic ft/s) .

Sivasamudram Falls (India)



The smallest notable waterfall on the planet (USA)




The smallest notable waterfall on the planet (USA)

 
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