So what's the secret to Laita's stunning images? The process is actually simpler than it seems. He would tape a piece of black fabric on the ground and then photograph from above.
"The set-up is kind of disappointing," Laita says.
The purpose of the black background was "isolating these creatures we normally see camouflaged against leaves and dirt."
Laita wanted to show the snakes in a way that people perhaps haven’t seen them before.
- Distribution: Africa
- Habitat: Forest, woodland
- Length: 4 to 6.5 feet