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Photographer Mark Laita has a career that spans over 20 years, with his clean, graphic imagery used by clients such as Apple and BMW. Bringing these sensibilities to a different arena, his project Serpentine saw him photographing a wide variety of colorful snakes.

For Serpentine, which is also a stunning photography book, Laita visited zoos, breeders, and private collectors across the United States and Latin America.

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While photographing a black mamba at a facility in Central America, the deadly snake struck. “It was a very docile snake,” he recalls.

“It just happened to move close to my feet at some point. The handler brought his hook in to move the snake, and he inadvertently snagged the cord from my camera. That scared the snake, and then it stuck,".

“All I know is I was unlucky to be bitten, lucky to have survived, and lucky again to have unknowingly snapped a photo of the actual bite!”

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Source: https://mymodernmet.com/mark-laita-photography-snakes/

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RAMROD

We don't play with that in this household

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(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ✧*:・゚ 𝔹𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕀𝕟 𝕋𝕠𝕥𝕒𝕝 ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕝 𝕆𝕗 ℍ𝕚𝕞𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕗 (*´艸`*) ♡♡♡
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sarahb
25 minutes ago, FfFfFfFF said:

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Damn this is a way better photo of (what I assume is) a red bellied black snake than what I took when my cat brought one inside the house :selena:

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21 minutes ago, RAMROD said:

We don't play with that in this household

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these photos are stunning but i dont like snakes. for some reason they make me nauseous, not even scared but nauseous. there was once a snake in my home and i threw up:ladyhaha:

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8 minutes ago, InTheCloset said:

these photos are stunning but i dont like snakes. for some reason they make me nauseous, not even scared but nauseous. there was once a snake in my home and i threw up:ladyhaha:

:diane:

I would have helplessly screamed. Hope that will never happen to you again tbh :bradley:

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ✧*:・゚ 𝔹𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕀𝕟 𝕋𝕠𝕥𝕒𝕝 ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕝 𝕆𝕗 ℍ𝕚𝕞𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕗 (*´艸`*) ♡♡♡
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16 minutes ago, sarahb said:


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(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ✧*:・゚ 𝔹𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕀𝕟 𝕋𝕠𝕥𝕒𝕝 ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕝 𝕆𝕗 ℍ𝕚𝕞𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕗 (*´艸`*) ♡♡♡
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Just now, RAMROD said:


:dom:

Don't worry I have much worse snake photos than that :billie:
Lets just say the snake didn't have to worry about eating for a while :huntyga:

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2 minutes ago, sarahb said:

Don't worry I have much worse snake photos than that :billie:
Lets just say the snake didn't have to worry about eating for a while :huntyga:

:bradley:

 

Oh? What happened? :poot:

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ✧*:・゚ 𝔹𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕀𝕟 𝕋𝕠𝕥𝕒𝕝 ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕝 𝕆𝕗 ℍ𝕚𝕞𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕗 (*´艸`*) ♡♡♡
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Just now, RAMROD said:

:bradley:

 

Oh? What happened? :poot:

Well years ago we had a wild python that would strategically position itself above bird feeders in the backyard and one time it caught and ate a rainbow lorikeet and another time (idk if it was the same snake :laughga:) it ate a king parrot. I got photos of it (in potato quality) and yeah, not pleasant :bear:

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4 minutes ago, sarahb said:

Well years ago we had a wild python that would strategically position itself above bird feeders in the backyard and one time it caught and ate a rainbow lorikeet and another time (idk if it was the same snake :laughga:) it ate a king parrot. I got photos of it (in potato quality) and yeah, not pleasant :bear:


:bradley:   

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ✧*:・゚ 𝔹𝕖𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕀𝕟 𝕋𝕠𝕥𝕒𝕝 ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕝 𝕆𝕗 ℍ𝕚𝕞𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕗 (*´艸`*) ♡♡♡
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rattlesnake is one of the reasons for cowboy boots and leather chaps. I can't imagine being this close to a deadly snake without better protection. :saladga: And that was his setup, handheld camera with a black cloth on the floor.

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