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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Resting Rattlesnake

The red diamond rattlesnake rests beneath the desert stars before preparing is journey into the night. The snake is tranquil and showed no signs of aggression upon arrival. It didn't even rattle. The serpent laid in the sand peacefully watching us.

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Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Trevor LaClair