From National Geographic Photo Of The Day; April 26, 2013:
Diamondback, Big Bend National Park Fred LaBounty, My Shot
“I carry snake tongs when I travel to Big Bend National Park to move snakes from the warm roadways in the mornings so they won’t be run over. I came across this Western Diamondback Rattlessnake (Crotalus atrox) near Panther Junction. He went on the defensive as soon as I exited my truck. I didn’t want to pass up the photo op and photographed him with a Canon EOS 5D111 and a Canon 100-400 5.6L lens. I then moved him into the underbrush about 30 feet from the roadway.”
(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)
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