14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Yellow-Flecked Sipo

This beautiful yellow-flecked sipo was found at Bosque Protector La Perla near La Concordia, Ecuador. I am always impressed with a snake’s ability to hold itself motionless while sussing out a situation.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: La Concordia, Ecuador
Copyright: © Claire Waring
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