Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Hiking the Agua Fria River

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7 Responses to “Hiking the Agua Fria River”

  1. Andrea J. says:

    That shot of atrox in the water is amazing.

  2. Michael says:

    What type of camera lens do you use for photographing rattlesnakes?

  3. Bryan says:

    I primarily use the canon 28-135mm, and use a cheap 70-300mm and 50mm when the situation fits. I am in need of an upgrade, badly, as soon as the $$$ aligns!

  4. Bryan says:

    Thanks! It’s probably one of my favorite ones. The best part is what isn’t even in the photo … the second atrox sitting a few feet to my right.

  5. Michael says:

    Awesome! Thanks Bryan. I really need to get out more and get some rattler pics… would early morning be the best time to find them?

  6. Bryan says:


    The right time to find them is any time that temperatures and conditions are favorable. I know that’s vague, but also the truth, and a good guideline to finding them in general.

    Early morning would work well for several species, however right now there isn’t a lot of movement due to the dry conditions. They are still active, but don’t expect to see them out on the crawl so much as basking/hunting in areas closer to more long term cover.

  7. Michael says:

    Thanks again Bryan; I really appreciate it. I sure hope we get some decent rain soon to bring out some more herps…

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