Death Basket – 📸 by @filipe_deandrade

It looks brutal, but its the animal kingdom. While exploring Costa Rica’s La Cangreja park, that translates to “the crab” we found 23 fer-de-lance vipers in just two nights. Needless to say, we were stoked. Snakes play a vital role within their natural ecosystem as middle-order predators. They feed on prey, and them themselves can become prey. A great number of the animals they do prey on, carry diseases that could be transmitted to humans. Contrary to popular belief, snakes will not chase you if you see one…they want to be left alone. So if you do see one on the road or on a trail, avoid it. Appreciate it from a safe distance, take a photo and be in awe of one of natures most misunderstood and wrongly condemned creatures.