Like many snakes nature has adorned the Indian Cobra with beautiful colours and patterns.
Here it is photographed at the instant when the rear part of the hood is raised and the neck flattened - the classic position for the Cobra when alarmed and giving a warning signal.

cobra

  • Destination: India, Rajasthan, Jaipur.
    Subject: Design and Pattern of the hood of an Indian Cobra( Naja naja ).
    A vibrant image originally captured on film by Photographers Dallas and John Heaton.
    Approximate instant of the image capture: December 5th, 2000 at 11am.
    Camera: Contax RTS111
    Fujichrome Velvia transparencySettings: 85mm Lens at F8, at one hundredth of a Second.
    Additional Creative Interpretation by John Heaton.

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