15 Seriously Superb Photographs Of Snakes

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Equally loved and feared, snakes are intriguing creatures. I grew up watching the adventures of Austin Stevens, a passionate herpetologist, and photographer that wandered the world in the search of various wildlife, especially snakes (his favorites).

Today we bring you 15 images that will make them more curious about these magnificent beings!!!

photo by jan kopriva
Photo by Jan Kopriva
photo by david clode
Photo by David Clode
photo by trevor cole
Photo by Trevor Cole
photo by marius masalar
Photo by Marius Masalar
photo by david clode
Photo by David Clode
photo by pravin badge
Photo by Pravin Badge
photo by boris smokrovic
Photo by Boris Smokrovic
photo by ivy law
Photo by Ivy Law
photo by timothy dykes
Photo by Timothy Dykes
photo by vivek doshi
Photo by Vivek Doshi
 
photo by william warby
Photo by William Warby
photo by francesco de tommaso
Photo by Francesco De Tommaso
photo by jan kopriva
Photo by Jan Kopriva
photo by rigel
Photo by Rigel
photo by felipe simo
Photo by Felipe Simo

[thrive_text_block color=”note” headline=””]Photographing wildlife, in general, requires a lot of patience, observation skills and to be ready to shoot the action when it happens. Indeed, photographing any animal is nothing less than photographing portraits of humans. So when thinking about a portrait of your slithery or furry friend, it is always the eyes that need to be in sharp focus and make sure you get “up, close and personal” where it is possible (avoid any dangerous situations) for some compelling portraits.

Close portraits of animals can be really intriguing or impactful and can also make way for any distractions to disappear. It also defines the features of the animal so well!

If you are looking to learn more about portraiture then take a look at our Light Stalking Portrait Photography page. This page brings together every portrait photography tutorial and tip on the site (and several other sites) that we think will round out your skills as a portrait photographer. [/thrive_text_block]

Capture The Essence Of Your Slithery Friends

We hope you've enjoyed this gallery, while it might not be immediately obvious, taking photos of our animal friends (or frenemies as you may refer to snakes) isn't that different from taking great portraits of our human friends.

Take a look at our fantastic Portrait Photography page where we've brought together every portrait photography tutorial and tip on the site (and several other sites) that we think will round out your skills as a portrait photographer.

Just a friendly reminder that this page is also a living document for portrait photographers who want a single online reference for the craft. It will change and be updated often, so bookmark it and come back as you need to.

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Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, contributes some free images to the community and is a University Professor in photography. You can get to know him better here

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