Today we received an email from Will Elliott of Watford, Hertfordshire (UK). Will has been doing some of his own research (photographic) on the now famous photos from our Warner Amazon Expedition last year. He, and others like him, are the reason we chose to publish our data extensively on our web site (bigsnakes.net).
Will Elliott has found what looks like an eye on photo 317. Given that we already knew we had a photo of Yacumama (Black boa/Minhocão) it does not surprise us but it might change the opinions of a few sceptics still out there.
The eye, its shape, size and position on the head beneath the postocular ridge are all in proportion and in keeping with the contemporaneous data we have compiled e.g. 'Eyes as big as saucers' or 'search lights' (think Amazon boat).
We estimate the size of the eye to be between 8 & 10 inches in diameter on a head that is c. 6 feet wide above water.
Let’s be clear; we don't know Will and have never communicated before today.
Will's correspondence to us and the description of his methods are at the bottom of this page with a commentary from Professor Ian Montgomery, Head of Biological Science's, Queens University, Belfast.
Please follow the link below to see all the images and correspondence: