Saturday, September 26, 2009

Photo-Hunt: twisted



A snake twisted around a tree branch at the Georgia Aquarium.

In the West, snakes are perceived to be deceitful, crafty and evil creatures.  After all, the Biblical story of the fall of man was caused by a snake.  In some cultures, snakes are fertility symbols, they symbolize the umbilical cord joining all humans to Mother Earth, while some worshiped this reptile as guardians of mysteries of birth and regeneration.  Snakes are also associated with wisdom, perhaps due to their behavior and facial features (e.g. unblinking, lidless eyes) that seemed to imply that they are intelligent, that they plan their actions as they prepare to strike, and that they live by reason and not by instinct.





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5 comments:

Photo Cache said...

this is a great take on the theme, perfect. but i am one of those people who are scared of snakes. yikes.

Lawstude said...

my friend says snake are one of the most scared and harmless animal in the planet. pero kahit na, takot pa rin ako sa ahs.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Snakes are also associated with wisdom, perhaps due to their behavior and facial features (e.g. unblinking, lidless eyes) that seemed to imply that they are intelligent, that they plan their actions as they prepare to strike, and that they live by reason and not by instinct.....

I don't know .... if I follow the Biblical origin of the snake as referred to the above statement, that could stand true for Lucifer was the brightest and the most intelligent Superarchangel.

Here in Australia, they are one of the most dangerous species, yet, they are protected by. You are not allowed to kill them.

Sidney said...

"After all, the Biblical story of the fall of man was caused by a snake"... pardon me... it was caused by a woman ... ;-)

Anya said...

Its a perfect twisted shot :)
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