Snakes . . . why did it have to be snakes? Because they're cute and funny. These snakes aren't really, but Bill Flowers's paintings of them are. He calls himself the Snake Artist.
And he deserves that name. He likes to get terrifyingly close to extremely dangeorus animals in order to sketch them. These include Australia's most venomous snakes, crocodiles, and Komodo dragons. You can tell from this video that he gets too close because is regularly attacked by his subjects.
I have no idea how he is still alive.
So I would prefer to get closer to Flowers's lovely paintings instead of their models. He adds them to famous works of art, including the Mona Lisa, Van Gogh's Starry Night, and Dali's Persistence of Memory. You can see more of them at Bored Panda.
-via Lost at E Minor