One of the many things I love about wildlife photography is finding an animal to photograph that is so interesting it’s hard to take your eye off of them. One of such creature that I photographed during my recent trip to Costa Rica was the Vine Snake (Oxybelis fulgidus). The intensity of green color in this snakes scales is like nothing I’ve seen before. Not necessarily evident in this photo is that the shape of its head is nearly identical to the most common leaf shape in Costa Rica making it well camouflaged. This camouflage helps it hide from predators and hunt other animals. This is certainly one of the more amazing animals I’ve seen let alone photographed.
[tags]photography, stock photo, Vine Snake, Oxybelis fulgidus, reptile, wildlife[/tags]