19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sneaky Slytherin

One perk of working with animals is having close proximity to them in order to get to know them individually. An added bonus is having the ability to capture a bit of their personalities with a camera. This ball python is an animal ambassador who helps us teach others about the the beauty of these animals, the special purpose and niche they have in our ecosystem, and the ways in which their health and safety is intertwined with our own.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Lisa Marun