I’ve written many times about the influence snakes have had on my life. I’ve met some of my very best friends because of snakes, and even my wife. For the last year @tbfrost (snakes brought us together too) and I have taken it a step farther, zoomed out, and embarked on a journey to explore how snakes have effected us all; from the evolutionary origins of our fear and wonder towards them, to their historical significance for ancient cultures around the world, as well as their place in the modern reality. This is one of those images that I keep going back to. Since the day I saw this snake, and snapped this shot, I keep staring at the image. It brings me back to that moment, and allows me to keep staring at that incredible animal as the setting sunlight seeped through its hood. It wasn’t the snake that was hypnotized here, but the humans around it. .
This spectacled cobra was a rescue in #mysore#India where dedicated snake rescuers @snakesshyam and his son @suryakeerthi82 are examples of how compassionate people can be – they rescue snakes from bathrooms, kitchens, factories, and any other place where snakes and humans come into conflict. They do this at all hours of the day and night, every day 365 days a year. // We have taken over the wild, and yet snakes still live among us. Most often out of sight. But cobras like this one are frequently spotted when they are searching for water or rats. And that’s when these dedicated rescuers come in, and make sure that there are no casualties for scales nor skin. There’s much coming. We’ve had some amazing adventures in the past few weeks, and soon I’ll share with you the incredible stories we have found. .