Breathtaking snakes photographed by Guido Mocafico


Of Italian descent, Guido Mocafico was born in Switzerland in 1962. A specialist in still life, he works regularly for international magazines such as Numèro, Paris Vogue, Big, The Face, Self-Service, and Wallpaper. He has also undertaken numerous advertising campaigns for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Clinique, Shiseido, and Hermës. Over the past four years, Mocafico has been at work on a personal project related to architecture, and he continues to explore aesthetic and scientific themes in nature. He lives in Paris. His book, Serpens, can be purchased through Steidl.














  • This is perhaps one of the most breathtaking things I’ve ever seen. My mind is blown.

  • Kim

    I don’t like snakes but these photos are so mesmerizing and beautiful !
    Ciao Bello!

  • sharyn

    i agree with matt. gorgeous. i liked it so much i bought the book.

  • Robert Clayton

    Very interesting. Great concept.

  • Wow. These are stunning!

    I love reptiles. It’s nice to see artistic appreciation of them.

    I took a look at his web site, too. He’s amazing.

  • i love these photos, they are amazing!

  • these pictures are absolutely beautiful. how fascinating. the colors are brilliant! and such neat shapes and lines to follow and stare at! i really like these a lot!

  • tamara rojas

    hola son muy bonitas las imagenes de serpientes y pj ami me llama la atencion los q son animales o cosas asi solo q me gustaria saver mas como lo ase esa fotos o para q tenga esos colores las biboras

  • spicy

    I am actually quite afraid of snakes and lizards…but the colors of these snakes, especially against the black background are beautiful. I have questioned myself, of how I can even say that especially regarding how dangerous some of these snakes can be? But I must admit the photographs are amazing.

    Can anyone Identify the types of snakes – specifally the 1st set of snakes, the red, yellow, and blue/green

  • spicy

    I have continued in my searching for what type of snake is in the 1st picture – and I’m wondering now if it is an Eyelash Viper – Bothriechis schlegelii

    Can anyone confirm?

  • Danielle (: The snakes in the first image are bush vipers.

  • megan

    does anyone know where you can buy copies of these images?

  • Matt Sowersbry

    Beautiful images!

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