Photo of the Day

a green snake in a Japanese maple tree
February 24, 2013

Rough Green Snake

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos Rough green snake in a Japanese maple tree. The irony of this photograph is that this incredibly angry looking pose is actually the snake yawning. (This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.) What Makes This a Photo of the Day? The focus of the frame, the snake’s yawning mouth, is tack-sharp, which is what makes this a success. I also appreciated the extra information from the photographer, as I too would have assumed this was one disgruntled fellow. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor Get tips on photographing nature » Get tips on flash photography »
Photograph by Jason Wiles, My Shot

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