TOKYO-2020 Nature / Wildlife

The Blue Viper Strikes

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Wildlife
  • Photographer
    Robin Yong
  • Agency / Studio
  • Technical Info
    F2.0 100.00mm, Iso 250
  • Photo Date

The highly unpredictable and aggressive Blue Viper catches its prey. Found in Indonesia, this venomous, island-dwelling snake is an aggressive predator, with its tendency towards fight over flight making it an intimidating presence in the streets of Bali, where it accounts for one of the most common causes of venomous bites.

Robin Yong is a multi-award winning Travel Photographer. He enjoys traveling to exotic destinations to befriend and photograph the locals. He is best known for his work on the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia, the Venetian Masked models in Venice, the Bokator boxers of Cambodia and the Maikos of Kyoto. He calls these works his Travel Portraits, his Art of Travel Medicine. For most of his works, he does not use flash, reflectors or artificial lighting, depending solely on natural lighting alone. The photos are often dramatic, colourful and extremely beautiful.