19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Scales of a Northern Pacific Rattlesnake

These scales belong to a dying Northern Pacific Rattlesnake - Crotalus oreganus - that was found on a road in Eastern Washington. It had been hit by a car, and was so beautiful that I wanted to capture how gorgeous its scales were.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: ellensburg, Washington, United States of America
Camera: E-M5MarkII
Copyright: © christopher cousins