Semiadult male siamese cobra (about 1m).
Taken at Peter Zürcher's great reptile zoo in Carinthia/Austria. He took the snakes out into the garden especially for the shooting.
Making of: www.flickr.com/photos/guenterleitenbauer/2732418294/
Canon 1D III with EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM @200mm & 12mm extension tube
1/160s f/7.1 ISO 100 with flashes
Distance snake - lens maybe 0,7m
Sadly Fred died from a heart failure a week after the shooting. My sympathy to the snakekeeper - Fred was an outstanding snake as I learned at the shooting.