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 Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Bingen, Washington, United States of America
Camera: E-M5MarkII
Copyright: © christopher cousins