Just when we thought Rihanna in the jaws of a great white shark was the most awesome fashion mag spread we've seen so far this year, J. Law has to come out with this. Bam!

The shot is an outtake from her shoot with the mag last July, and we're not sure why it was just released, but we're loving it! Vanity Fair posted the photo on Instagram and wrote, "Girl Meets Boa: #JenniferLawrence, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vanity Fair. Pick up the March 2015 issue for the full Spotlight."

We had to be reminded of this, but the shot is a tribute to Richard Avedon's 1981 Vogue portrait of Nastassja Kinski. "Jennifer has the perfect combination of strength, sexuality, and humor, and, above all, tomboy to pull this off," said fashion and style director Jessica Diehl, who styled the shoot. Apparently the Oscar winning actress "only became uncomfortable when the snake took a fancy to her neck."

We don't blame her -- and what a shot!