Photo of the Day 12 September 2007

Belize, 2000
Photograph by Stephen Alvarez
No longer slithering, a snake skeleton lies silent in Belize's Chiquibul Cave system. A labyrinthine series of limestone caves carved by rainwater and the subterranean Chiquibul River, the cave system in western Belize is home to thousands of intact skeletons dating back 10,000 years or more.