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Chien Lee / Minden / Bullet Ant (Paraponera clavata), El Coca, Ecuador
Gil Wizen / Female Wandering spider (Phoneutria fera) guarding her swarm of offspring under a bed in a research station, Jatun Sacha Biological Station, Napo province, Amazon basin, Ecuador. Winner of Urban Wildl...
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Arabian cobra (Naja arabica) close up flaring its hood in a threat display, Arabian Wildlife Center. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Arabian cobra (Naja arabica) raised and flaring its hood in a threat display, Arabian Wildlife Center. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Mojave desert sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes) sidewinding into frame whilst rattling its tail, Woodland Park Zoo. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Mojave desert sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes) close up, flicking its tongue, Woodland Park Zoo. Captive.
Joel Sartore / Photo Ark / Giant desert centipede (Scolopendra heros) crawling quickly away from camera, then leaves frame, Melbourne Museum. Captive.
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...