EYELASH VIPERS Bothriechis schlegelii Snake infested clearing in the forest? That's the feeling I got from the finished product, although my original aim in setting up this shot was a comparison of color phases of this polymorphic species. That the image doubles as an example of where not to rest your hand while exploring the Central American jungle was a bonus - - - you never know where those little suckers are hiding!
Most people's eyes are drawn to the bright yellow snake immediately, making it easy to miss the pale green phase individual (except for its stand-out yawn that also grabs one's attention) . In fact, that little pair of beauties steal the show so effectively that 99% of viewers probably didn't even notice the 3rd specimen in the picture - a darker green phase juvenile coiled around the high point on the log.