Saturday, April 25, 2009

close encounters


robert said...

Framing and composition is perfect, too my eyes. Geez that snake looks a little close and ready to strike! but I'm guessing you made it out alright?

Mike said...

This Diamondback was four or five feet long. That's as big as I've seen in New Mexico, though I have seen photos of bigger ones. It gave me the customary warning, and I jumped back the way I had come. I was only able to get off a couple shots with the digital before it slithered into a hole in the rocks.