A copper head in mossy green bokeh!

Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen
neonate Northern Copperhead Snake
Note the bright green/yellow tail distinguishing it as a baby. Getting this close to photograph a pit viper is emphatically NOT advocated..... even if it happens to be a juvenile like this one!
canon rebel xt / sigma 150 / macro / woodland backyard reptile / patchy sunlight / uncropped image / richmond virginia / chesterfield county
Nature Herp Wildlife Photograph by Carolyn Hietala

1 comment:

gina said...

you must live in a wooded area...or you know where to look for these fellows. :) his head almost looks like stone, but man that eye is ever so evil!

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