photos by Mark Laita, for the book 'Serpentine,' a collection of gorgeously lit snakes on a black background. I'm not a fan of snakes but Wow I can appreciate the beauty of color , texture and patterns.
This is easily my favourite snake reference for the change in colour below/above and also showing the way the body curves. Also the indentation at the spine shows well here. What a beautiful white lipped python!
The snake lunged for Ardhoniel with a lighting fast strike. I moved equally as fast, putting myself between it and her, and moving her out of harm's way. I then felt a white hot pain in my calf as the serpent sank its fangs into my leg.