Special Mention | Wildscape & Animals in Their Habitat
Bamboo Pit Vipers are slow-moving, arboreal snakes that are active at night. Slow they might be, but these vipers can defend themselves with fast strikes when threatened or injured. The photographer spotted this individual in a thick forest patch during peak monsoon. The entire forest was clad in thick fog, creating a serene atmosphere. Though the photographer wanted to capture the ethereal mood on camera, it was nighttime and was raining heavily, making it impossible to do so even after using flashes. He returned the morning after to try his luck and found the snake sitting at the same spot where he had found it the previous night and was able to create this magical image of the reptile against the foggy backdrop of the evergreen rainforest.