Many of Laita's shots were about being in the right place at the right time. In a few cases he arrived for a photo shoot right after a snake had given birth to live young, or shortly after a snake's eggs had hatched.
"My timing was right," Laita says. "I just happened to be in the right place when the eggs hatched."
The snake pictured here is a live-bearing species, and its offspring look surprisingly different from the mother.
Emerald Tree Boa
- Distribution: South America
- Habitat: Rainforest
- Length: Up to 6.5 feet