13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Snake Eating Snail

A clouded snake (Sibon nebulatus) holds a snail in a death grip. The snake had wedged the snail in the split of a tree branch and was slowly tightening its body around the branch in an attempt to pull the snail out of its shell.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Costa Rica
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Jennifer Guyton