20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Parrot Snake

The parrot snake, locally called the lora, relies on its near-perfect camouflage to survive in tropical forests throughout Central and South America. Its bright yellow eyes are striking and its open-mouth warning display may be intimidating, but the snake rarely uses its mildly venomous bite.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Costa Rica
Camera: Canon EOS RP
Copyright: © Matthew Keller