Ranger Kathryn's Arches

May 17, 2011

Striped Whipsnake

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 5:22 pm

snake in the cheatgrass (click to enlarge)

My hiking partner ahead of me stepped right over it, unaware of its presence. It was well-camouflaged, but something tipped me off; I quickly set my camera to macro and got this shot. What a sweet snake to pose for me  in Clover Canyon
and let my lens get an inch or two from its face. I’ve not had one that un-perturbable before. Twenty-four inches of loveliness! It disappeared in the blink of an eye.


  1. Here is where the agile ‘point-and-shoot’ cameras have it all over the bulky, interchangable lens, SLRs.
    Nice shooting, Ranger Kathryn!

    Comment by leroque — May 17, 2011 @ 11:07 pm | Reply

    • If only it would have flicked its tongue just as I clicked the shutter…

      Comment by Kathryn Burke — May 18, 2011 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

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