I do understand the fear that people have for snakes. Unlike fluffy tigers or cute pandas they are not so easy to humanise and if that wasn't enough already many of them can either kill you with venom or strangulation. Reason enough to run counter when meeting one.
Thus, it means even more to me when someone like you says this about my photo. Thank you.
This is a fantastic photo! Like a lot of people, I hate snakes and am terrified of them but I'm also fascinated by them. Did you photo this snake in the wild or in the zoo? These guys are extremely poisonous but apparently not usually aggressive, or so I read... How did you feel getting this close to it?