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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Deserts Sponge

This gopher snake was just warming up and beginning to hunt one morning in the habitat around the Eureka Dunes. The sand dunes hold a surprising amount of moisture which attracts a lot of desert life to the area.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D300
Copyright: © Katy Laveck Foster