Photo of the Day

January 20, 2018

Venomous Viper

An Arabian horned viper digs itself into the desert sands of the United Arab Emirates. This picture wasn't so much the result of luck as it was of determination. Your Shot photographer Nimit Virdi was on a trip with friends, intent on finding snakes and reptiles in the desert. He says, "We scoured the dunes for traces of a distinct pattern left behind by these beautiful reptiles or watching our every step to find a snake hiding in the sand trap for unsuspecting prey." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Nimit Virdi, National Geographic Your Shot

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