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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Baby Dimondback

Hiking in the desert? Better watch your step, you might run over a tiny baby Western Dimondback (Crotalus Atrox). With a diameter of approximately 10 cm, beautiful color palette that mimics the desert floor and their usual nature of staying still, this babys usually go unnoticed for the tipical hiker. Mating occurs in the spring following emergence from hibernation. The gestation period lasts for 167 days.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Hermosillo, Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Copyright: © Rodolfo Vega Littlewood