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Snake Pictures That Are Scary and Beautiful at the Same Time

Though the slithering critters might creep you out, these artistic snake pictures are incredibly cool. For his new book Serpentine, photographer Mark Laita snapped pictures of snakes looking surreal, twisted, and unnaturally gorgeous.

courtesy of Mark Laita's book Serpentine (Abrams, 2013)

Albino Black Pastel Royal Python


“The more hidden the venom, the more dangerous it is.”—Marguerite de Valois Here’s how to keep snakes out of your home.

courtesy of Mark Laita's book Serpentine (Abrams, 2013)

Rowley’s Palm Pit Viper


“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” —The Bible Learn more about why the king cobra and 10 other animals have surprisingly misleading names.

courtesy of Mark Laita's book Serpentine (Abrams, 2013)

Venomous King Cobra


“There’s a snake lurking in the grass.”—Virgil These exterminator nightmares will absolutely make you cringe in horror.

courtesy of Mark Laita's book Serpentine (Abrams, 2013)

Royal Python


“The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.”—Chanakya

courtesy of Mark Laita's book Serpentine (Abrams, 2013)

Albino Honduran Milksnake


“Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.”—Chanakya Don’t miss these 15 other creepy, crawly, slimy animal species that will make your skin crawl.

courtesy of Mark Laita's book Serpentine (Abrams, 2013)

Beautiful Pit Viper


“He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper’s tongue shall slay him.”—The Bible

courtesy of Mark Laita's book Serpentine (Abrams, 2013)

Red Spitting Cobra


“The snake that cannot shed its skin perishes. Likewise those spirits who are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be spirits.”—Friedrich Nietzche If snakes don’t give you the heebie-jeebies, check out these 13 bizarre bug facts that will totally freak you out.

courtesy of Mark Laita's book Serpentine (Abrams, 2013)

Moroccan Cobra


“There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.”—Chanakya

courtesy of Mark Laita's book Serpentine (Abrams, 2013)

Serpentine


For more, see Mark Laita’s book Serpentine (Abrams, 2013). Next, let’s see if you can spot the camouflaged snakes in these 10 photos.
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