Schematic of a Snake Flight (image) American Institute of Physics Caption The flattened shape of a flying snake in flight allows it to get lift from little whirls of wind (vortices) around it. Credit A. Krishnan, J. Socha, P. Vlachos and L. A. Barba Usage Restrictions This image may be used only with appropriate caption and credit. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.