Chien Lee / Minden / Bullet Ant (Paraponera clavata), El Coca, Ecuador
Robert Valentic / Golden tree snake (Chrysopelea ornata) male, Patong Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand. Controlled conditions
John Cancalosi / Juvenile Timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) massed together at nest site, Pennsylvania, USA.
John Cancalosi / Timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) at nest site with young, Pennsylvania, USA.
Nick Garbutt / Sumatran pit viper (Trimeresurus sumatranus) juvenile on tree trunk, in tropical rainforest. Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.
Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals / Rattlesnake skins pinned to a wall, with bloody handprints and signatures of those who have skinned snakes at at the annual Rattlesnake Roundup, Sweetwater, Texas, USA. Highly commended in the Wildlif...
John Chan / Two male Southern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus helleri) fighting during mating season. This behaviour is known as a "combat dance", and is used to determine dominance and the right to mate...
David Tipling / Common European adder (Vipera berus) two males fighting over a female. Holt, North Norfolk, England, UK. April
David Tipling / Common European adder (Vipera berus) two males fighting over a female, Holt, North Norfolk, England, UK. April
David Tipling / Common European adder (Vipera berus) two males fighting over a female, Holt, North Norfolk, England, UK. April.
Robert Valentic / Rough-scaled death adder (Acanthophis rugosus) waving tip of tail as a lure to entice prey within striking range. Mount Isa, Queensland Australia.
Daniel Heuclin / Horned viper (Vipera ammodytes) in natural setting, Turkey.
Robert Valentic / Monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia) on rubber plantation at Phak Lok, Phuket Island, Thailand .
Robert Valentic / Eastern brownsnake (Pseudonaja textilis) juvenile. Australia.
Robert Valentic / Coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) tasting air, Julatten, north Queensland, Australia,
Georgette Douwma / Shortfin lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus). Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Guy Edwardes / Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) spitting venom. Kruger, South Africa. Controlled conditions.
Robert Valentic / Eastern tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) female, Yarra River corridor in suburban Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in mid-summer. She is in a defensive pre-strike position with hood expanded, accompanie...
Robert Valentic / Red-bellied Blacksnake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) basking on rock, Lerderderg Gorge, Victoria, Australia, February.