Despite Laita's painstaking procedure, some snakes turned out to be too complicated to photograph. Laita referenced a couple of green mambas in particular, which are a notoriously nervous species, quick to flee (usually up a tree in the wild) in order to avoid confrontation.
"There are just some snakes that didn’t have the temperament to stay on the set,” Laita says. Though this one clearly was a bit more compliant.
Western Green Mamba
- Distribution: West Africa
- Habitat: Forest
- Length: Up to 6.5 feet