Laita says one of the most beautiful snakes he photographed was the beautiful pit viper.
"It’s named that for a reason," says Laita. "It’s a very unusual mix of colors in an animal."
Here it is shown just after feeding, with a visible bulge in its belly.
Beautiful Pit Viper
- Distribution: Southern Thailand
- Habitat: Jungle, limestone mountains, rubber plantations
- Length: 1.5 to 2.5 feet