You have to hand it to LA-based photographer Mark Laita he is one brave dude. Traveling around numerous locations across the US and Central America, he locates some of the world’s most deadliest snakes and then sets about photographing them in breathtaking detail.
Of his work Marks says
“The sensual attractiveness of snakes, which coexists with their threatening, unpredictable and mysterious nature is truly unique. This dichotomy, in which their beauty seems to be heightened by their danger, and vice-versa, is what I find so fascinating. Add to these contradictions the rich symbolism of serpents and you have a wonderfully compelling subject.”
It’s certainly not without risks either, just check out the last photo which features his duel with the Black Mamba – a venomous snake from the depths of darkest Africa that can grow up to 14ft long!