13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

With the beginning of the thaw to 2000 meters of altitude I found this common european adder still numb from the cold. Is a cold-blooded animal and needs the sun's rays to activate the most of its physical abilities.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Gosaldo (BL), Italy
Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Copyright: © Ivan Mazzon