NationalGeographic.com [an error occurred while processing this directive]


 
Zoom In

Alien Invaders



<< Back to Feature Page




View exclusive photographs and get the facts behind the frame.

Alien Invaders Zoom In Thumbnail 1
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Alien Invaders Zoom In Thumbnail 2
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Alien Invaders Zoom In Thumbnail 3
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Alien Invaders Zoom In Thumbnail 4
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Alien Invaders Zoom In Thumbnail 5
Click to ZOOM IN >>

Alien Invaders Zoom In Thumbnail 6
Click to ZOOM IN >>



Alien Invaders Zoom In 6

Worst in Show
Photograph by Melissa Farlow

A selection of non-native snakes awaits buyers at the National Reptile Breeders Expo in Daytona Beach, Florida. Although some reptiles at the show are considered invasives that threaten native wildlife, it's still perfectly legal to sell them. Many buyers don't take into account how big reptiles can get and how hard it can be to take care of them, says Tom Jackson, a fisheries biologist with NOAA. As a result, many are released into the wild.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon 20D
Film Type: Digital
Lens: 16-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/50 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Hurricane Charley went through the night before
Time of Day: Late morning
Lighting Techniques: Overhead florescent lighting


© 2005 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy       Advertising Opportunities       Masthead

National Geographic Magazine Home Contact Us Forums Shop Subscribe