Hola! It’s been awhile. The 2013 field season is in full swing, as evidenced by my not having posted since, um, FEBRUARY! No worries – I have a lot of sightings to fill this thing up with over the winter. To start, here’s one of a timber rattlesnake we saw out in the cool spring air in 2012. This is the type of shot I am trying to get more of; I’ve been lucky to take lots of photos of snakes up close, sitting, defensive, sleeping, in ambush, you name it. As someone with great interest in these animals’ natural history, photos like this tell much more of the story. Where, what, how … the context can be as interesting as the animal itself.