Siamese Spitting Cobra (Naja Siamensis)
When shooting Cobras outside the terrarium, it is always tricky to get them standing up and showing their neck spread.
We found out that putting them directly to the grass is not a good idea, because they then want to get away and search for holes in the ground instead of showing the typical cobra "hat".
So we put them into straw and tickle them a bit on the backside with a snake hook and voila ...
Canon 5D II with Sigma 150/2.8 Macro
Distance maybe 1m.