The Photographer Who Was Bitten By A Black Mamba… And Got The Shot

American professional photographer Mark Laita is not a snake owner or enthusiast but his admiration of snakes’ textures and formal qualities rivals that of any herpetologist. It’s an admiration that is on display in his book, “Serpentine”. The book is a collection of gorgeously lit snakes against a black backdrop.

“My intention was to explore color, shape and movement, using snakes as a subject, but of course herpetologists will probably enjoy these photographs as well,” says Laita, a Los Angeles photographer known for his stunning studio compositions.

According to Wikipedia, Mark Laita was bitten on the leg by a black mamba during a photo-shoot of a black mamba at a facility in Central America. The bite ruptured an artery in his calf, which bled profusely. Laita did not go to the doctor or the hospital, and except for the swollen fang marks giving him intense pain during the night, he was not affected and was fine physically.

This led him to believe that either the snake gave him a “dry bite” (a bite without injecting venom) or the heavy bleeding pushed the venom out. Some commenters on the story suggested that it was a venomoid snake (in which the venom glands are surgically removed), but Laita responded that it was not. Only later did Laita find that he had captured the snake biting his leg in a photograph.

More info: Mark Laita (h/t: wired, petapxel, wikipedia)

Ophiophagus hannah, commonly called the king cobra

Calliophis bivirgatus, commonly called the Blue Malaysian coral snake

Crotalus atrox (albino), commonly called the western diamondback rattlesnake

Trimeresurus vogeli, commonly called Vogel’s pit viper, playing dead

Crotalus scutulatus, commonly called the Mojave rattlesnake, with babies

Trimeresurus trigonocephalus, commonly called the Sri Lankan palm viper

Pseudonaja textilis, commonly called the eastern brown snak

Lampropeltis getula nigrita, commonly called the Mexican black king snake

Bothrops alternatus, commonly called Urutu

Cielia Cielia, commonly called Mussarana

Trimeresurus venustus, commonly called the beautiful pit viper

Boa constrictor constrictor, commonly called the red-tailed boa

Bitis nasicornis, commonly called the rhinoceros viper

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モーゼと化した豊田真由子氏、街頭演説で聴衆に近づくと人波が左右に割れるww

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事実上の選挙戦がスタートし、彼女は地元の埼玉4区内を回っているのだが、駅前で開かれていたイベントに参加していた主婦に声をかけても対応してもらえずにいた。だが、その女性の6歳になる娘が無邪気にこう言ってかまってあげていた。「あっ、ハゲのおばちゃんだ!」 続きを読む

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ハロウィンのお菓子はこれに決まり!超簡単でマジうまい。台湾名物ミルクヌガー(牛軋糖)の作り方【ネトメシ】

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 前回に引き続き台湾スイーツだ。台湾のスイーツは本当にうまいんだもんしょうがない。

 今回はハロウィンにももってこい、みんなに配ることができるミルクヌガー(牛軋糖)の作り方だ。材料はどこでも手に入るたった4つ。あとはレンジと冷蔵庫があれば良い。

 ヌガー好きなら常備したくなるほどうま簡単なので、とっとと作り方いってみるし!
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A Peninsula Short: Alex Chinneck via…



A Peninsula Short: Alex Chinneck via https://youtu.be/hYm_ffTYAo0 // The first in a series of Peninsula Shorts that place creativity at centre stage, ‘Abode by Cereal’ introduces irreverent sculptor and Greenwich Peninsula collaborator, Alex Chinneck.

SOURCE: http://motioncollector.com/post/166490710278

A Peninsula Short: Alex Chinneck via…



A Peninsula Short: Alex Chinneck via https://youtu.be/hYm_ffTYAo0 // The first in a series of Peninsula Shorts that place creativity at centre stage, ‘Abode by Cereal’ introduces irreverent sculptor and Greenwich Peninsula collaborator, Alex Chinneck.

SOURCE: http://motioncollector.com/post/166490710278

Meet Kiwi, the cutest floofer there ever was.. (Source:…



Meet Kiwi, the cutest floofer there ever was.. (Source: http://ift.tt/2yu3W5d)

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福井の中2自殺事件、生徒の母が涙の訴え 「教師によるいじめ」「校長は悪びれる様子もなく・・」

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福井県池田町の町立池田中学校で今年3月に2年の男子生徒(当時14)が自殺した問題で、亡くなった生徒の母親が16日夜、生徒の祖父母とともに自宅で取材に応じた。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9679652.html

I’m glad we decided to take two kittens instead of one….



I’m glad we decided to take two kittens instead of one. (Source: http://ift.tt/2yNWKl1)

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Werecat is ready for Halloween (Source: http://ift.tt/2ymUSza)



Werecat is ready for Halloween (Source: http://ift.tt/2ymUSza)

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Werecat is ready for Halloween (Source: http://ift.tt/2ymUSza)



Werecat is ready for Halloween (Source: http://ift.tt/2ymUSza)

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山田邦子、「女芸人NO.1決定戦」を辞退した真相を激白し物議! 「ただ名前が宣伝に使われただけか・・」  

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日本テレビが12月に決勝を生放送する「女芸人NO.1決定戦 THE W(ザ・ダブリュー)」への出場を前日16日に急きょ辞退したタレントの山田邦子(57)が17日、自身のブログを更新。大会参加取りやめの理由を明かした・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9679672.html