Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Dance of the Adders, 2015

Dance of the Adders

I will keep this one brief, my past few posts have been a lot of words. I would like to share with you some of my adder dance photos from the past couple of weeks. If you want to read more about it, then please click on this link... BWC Blog: Dance of the Adders... to hear of my experience in with them a couple of Tuesdays ago.

The first two, one above and one below, are my favourites from this year. Having seen them dance for the last few years now, I have been able to get some lovely photos allowing me to experiment a bit more each year to try and get something a little different. I think these two do that. Above are them dancing in the grass... while taking it I had a feeling it might be quite good, and I am really pleased with how it came out.

Below is with the fisheye. I mentioned last year that I tried to photograph them with the fisheye, and it didn't work out, but I knew how to try differently this year... and this is what I had in mind. Very pleased with this one, but I still think I can get better so next year I may well spend the whole time in there with just the fisheye.

Enjoy the photos, and then at the end are two short videos of our adders dancing this year. At the end of this week I will share a few more adder pics, non dancing, that I took recently and then will give you all a break from adders on this blog and the BWC blog for a while :-)

OK, so here are a couple of videos. The first is a short compilation of a few clips I took, and the second is a couple of slow motion clips.

Thanks for looking :-)


  1. Thank you for posting the pictures and videos of the Adders. It is a beautiful display. I got to learn about a snake that I have heard much of but had little knowledge!

    1. Hi Laura,

      Thanks for your comment. Pleased you enjoyed the pictures.