20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Snake and Minnows

I stopped to see what animal was causing the wave in the water and discovered massive schools of minnows. Looking down to make sure I didn't trip on the rocks, I discovered a Water Snake, right by me, also watching them.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Fountain Grove, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Peggy Farmer