This is easily my favourite snake reference for the change in colour below/above and also showing the way the body curves. Also the indentation at the spine shows well here. What a beautiful white lipped python!
I must say that this deadly cobra made me become truly in awe which produce a gusty "WOW!" truly amazing - cobras are beautiful creatures, in pictures or at a distance cause I would never touch one or want one or take pictures of one myself.