Arizona Rattlesnakes

Arizona Rattlesnakes
May
30th
2008

Memorial Day Hike in the McDowell Mountains

After a couple hours of difficult hiking in the White Tanks on the 25th, I was looking forward to a nice and calm stroll over flat land with Kelly for Memorial day. We slept in late and left the house around 1, and only planned to be gone a few hours. Temps were in the low 80’s and lizards were everywhere.

Callisaurus draconoides
Callisaurus draconoides
Callisaurus draconoides
Callisaurus draconoides

On the way out we found a big, old Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) crossing a wash. It was a good opportunity to try out a new lense and work out some kinks in my daytime exposures. Ya, I could just practice on inanimate objects in the backyard or something, but uh, not as fun.

Crotalus atrox
Crotalus atrox
Diamondback from Arizona
Diamondback from Arizona
Diamondback from Arizona
Diamondback from Arizona


 

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One Response to “Memorial Day Hike in the McDowell Mountains”

  1. T.R. Donovan says:

    Bryan,

    Excellent finds.

    crotalus-atrox2-052608.jpg is a killer macro shot; just in the eyes alone.

    TD

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