Bronze 2020 / Nature / Pets (Non-Pro)

Deadly Beauty

  • Photographer
    Barbara Fleming
  • Agency / Studio
    Barbara Fleming Photography
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Nature/Pets

On a recent photographic trip to Costa Rica we photographed a lovely Eyelash Viper. It was a rescued viper that was placed on the flower for our benefit. The snake was released back into the wild once photographed. The viper is native to Costa Rica and most distinguishing feature is the scales above the eyes that look like eyelashes. This yellow snake is one of many colors that it comes in to include pink. The bite of this viper claims the lives of 3-4 people each year in Costa Rica.

Barbara Fleming is an international award winning wildlife photographer who has traveled throughout Africa over the last 18 years, searching and photographing endangered species to include the African wild dog and cheetah and lion. More recently she has traveled to India in search of the Bengal tiger, Nepal to look for the one-horned rhinoceros and Brazil to photograph the jaguar. Barbara is always searching for and trying to photograph animals that are remote, hoping to share her experiences through the visual world with those who may not have a chance to see for themselves.