These water snakes (Natrix tessellata) are thought to be highly poisonous, but in fact they are absolutely harmless. However they are deprived of a distinctive feature of the most innocuous snakes – yellow-orange spots in the rear part of their heads which an ordinary grass snake.
The images you see below are made from cold resin and painted with acrylic paint. The paintings are done by Singapore-based artist Keng Lye, who captures aquatic animals in artistic, lifelike moments.Take note that all of the following images you will see are actually painted on a flat surface.
An aggregation of anchovy amassed near Scripps Pier at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego in La Jolla, Calif. on July 8, 2014. Footage from Scripps Pier by Scripps staff and underwater by Scripps graduate students Julia Fiedler, Sean Crosby and Bonnie Ludka.
They are vicious killing machines who take no prisoners and aim to devour their prey with innate precision. Survival chances around these fearsome creatures are incredibly minimal. They will kill you if you get too close.