1st photo: Calliophis bivirgatus, the Blue Malaysian coral snake.
2nd photo: Trimeresurus venustus, the beautiful pit viper.
3rd photo: Cielia Cielia, Mussarana.
4th photo: Lampropeltis getula nigrita, the Mexican black king snake.
5th photo: Ophiophagus hannah, the king cobra.
Photos from Mark Laita’s book, Serpentine. The book is a collection of gorgeously lit snakes against a black backdrop. (via Vivid Snake Photos - Wired.com)