18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Parrot Snake Strike

Deep in the rainforests of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, a green parrot snake rears its teeth in a defensive posture, ready to strike.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Ben Blankenship