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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Red Diamond Rattlesnake shares the trail near San Diego California

This handsome Red Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber) asserted itself on a coastal sage hiking trail in San Diego, California. We surprised each other when I rounded a bend on the trail, and then continued on our separate ways after taking a photo.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Camera: DMC-ZS40
Copyright: © Tom Barnes