Photo category:
Rocky desert
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Egyptian Cobra
Scaled Reptiles
Desert ecosystem
Rocky desert diorama

Photo of a Egyptian Cobra, Naja haje, probably the most characteristic snake species, because of the expansion of its neck when threatened. It is extremely venomous and may reach 2.5 meters in length. In ancient Egypt it decorated the Pharaoh’s crown symbolizing power over life and death.