Michael Shwedick of Maryland travels around the mid-Atlantic states with a collection of snakes, turtles and lizards. His presentations, a combination of entertainment and education, are reportedly seen by more than 100,000 people a year.
Denzel Morrow and other members of the audience touch Triple B, a python that was being held by Michael Shwedick. As the force behind Reptile World, an educational organization, Shwedick travels around the mid-Atlantic region showing reptiles and explaining the animals' lives. Linda Davidson/THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo