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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A mottled rock rattlesnake on Sawtooth Mountain.

This image shows a mottled rock rattlesnake in ambush, displaying its near perfect camouflage coloration and pattern. In the distance looms the craggy peaks of the Davis Mountains that this snake calls home.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Fort Davis, Texas, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Kyle Elmore