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.
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.
Tags: arizona, Callisaurus draconiodes, Crotalus atrox, Diamond back, Diamondback, Diamondback Rattlesnake, Field Herping, McDowell Mountains, phoenix, Scottsdale, Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Zebra-Tailed Lizard