19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A juvenile Northern Pacific rattlesnake overlooking the Columbia River Gorge.
This is a juvenile Northern Pacific rattlesnake - Crotalus oreganus - found along a popular hiking trail on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. The gorge serves as the backdrop, with the oak grassland habitat in the foreground.
|Photo Location:||Bingen, Washington, United States of America|
|Copyright:||© christopher cousins|