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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Guarding the Colorado

I searched along the Colorado River looking for a good backdrop for the Milky Way. I thought that I had found the perfect location until I learned about the rattlesnakes in the area & it was mating season. Poor planning. The nearby ghost town from the mining boom was a great bonus.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Nelson, Nevada, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Vince Pellegrini