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Your all-time best rattlesnake shots

Post by DracoRJC » September 4th, 2015, 9:24 am

I think the forum is in need of some good ol' fashioned eye candy, so I thought I'd resurrect an old thread idea from a few years ago - show us your all time favorite rattlesnake photos!

The original thread is here: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... e+pictures

Here's two from this past summer in West Texas to start us off right:

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Post by Zach_Lim » September 4th, 2015, 9:54 am

Great photos and great thread. Due to the California drought, I have been much more interested in Rattlesnakes- they are easy to find and do not require flipping (which during this drought would surely damage the habitat).

Here is a shot I particularly like, sans the damned grass in the way.

"Green" Northern Pacific Rattlesnake- San Mateo County, CA

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SouthWestern Speckled Rattlesnake- San Bernardino County, CA

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Post by bgorum » September 4th, 2015, 10:09 am

One from this past spring. Western Diamond-back coiled in ambush west of Albuquerque.
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Post by Stohlgren » September 4th, 2015, 12:36 pm

I could post rattlesnake photos all day long, but I haven't got one that surpasses this one from a couple years ago as a personal favorite:

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A second favorite could vary from day to day, but I really like this sauga shot:

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Post by Neil M » September 4th, 2015, 1:02 pm

Two of my favorites from this summer:

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New Mexico

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Post by Matt Arnold » September 4th, 2015, 6:29 pm

I'm partial to these..

ImageTimber Rattlesnake by Matt Arnold, on Flickr

ImageTimber Rattlesnake by Matt Arnold, on Flickr

ImageTimber Rattlesnake by Matt Arnold, on Flickr

ImageTimber Rattlesnake by Matt Arnold, on Flickr

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Post by NACairns » September 4th, 2015, 6:53 pm

Juvenile viridis hunting sagebrush lizards in Carbon Co. MT:
ImageCrotalus viridis by N Cairns, on Flickr

Big lady waiting for summer in SW Saskatchewan:
ImageCrotalus viridis by N Cairns, on Flickr

her neighbour:
ImageCrotalus viridis by N Cairns, on Flickr

A cerastes waiting as well in San Bernardino:
ImageCrotalus cerastes by N Cairns, on Flickr

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Post by John Delgado » September 4th, 2015, 10:11 pm

You people take some really GREAT shots ... I'm inspired.

I'm new to field herping, and new to photography as of about a year ago.

These shots are before I learned about in situ.

But I have more ... a lot more :)

This one I named "Tommy Two-Trail" because I caught him coming off of trail 2b crossing a dirt road and onto trail 2c. I took him off the road and into the woods about 40 yards where I photographed him and let him go.

I hope to see Tommy again someday Northern Pacific Rattlesnake - Crotalus oreganus oreganus

ImageNPR - C.o. oreganus by John Delgado, on Flickr

ImageNPR - C.o. oreganus by John Delgado, on Flickr

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Post by chrish » September 5th, 2015, 10:06 am

Best? I don't know. But I like these:

South Texas atrox chillin' on a country road -

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and maybe not the best photo, but this was certainly the best looking rattlesnake I've ever found (caveat - someone else flipped it, not me...but I was there) -

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Post by Noah M » September 7th, 2015, 7:18 am

Timber/Canebrake from N. Florida, this spring on a road.

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Not the best shot to me, but probably the biggest EDB I've ever seen. Conservatively 4'6", but possibly 5'. Found on my birthday of this year, on a road in Florida.

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Post by herpseeker1978 » September 7th, 2015, 7:55 am

My favorite right now:
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Post by hellihooks » September 7th, 2015, 2:43 pm

"Den Defense' exhibited by male ruber... from behind, the male came to the front, allowing female to retreat down hole... the following her down. Got a series of shots... one of these days I'll remember my camera has a video function... :roll: :)
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Post by Neil M » September 7th, 2015, 5:36 pm

Two more from this summer:

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Post by Tim Borski » September 8th, 2015, 8:45 am

These are only the best on account of locale.

Crotalus unicolor


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Crotalus catalinensus


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A 9 year old showed me how to do this...so bad...

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Post by Fieldnotes » September 8th, 2015, 9:47 am

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Red Diamond Rattler from Riverside County, CA

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Post by John Delgado » September 8th, 2015, 8:03 pm

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This one we named 'Ralph'

Northern Pacific Rattleenake - Crotalus oreganus oreganus
ImageRalph - 08 by John Delgado, on Flickr

This is 'Travis'
He was a spectacular blue ... I pray that I see Travis again, and next time I won't touch him.

Northern Pacific Rattleenake - Crotalus oreganus oreganus
ImageTravis - 05 by John Delgado, on Flickr

My #3 - the 3'rd rattlesnake I ever seen in my life .... named him 'Sylvester' and he was a BIG BOY :shock:

Northern Pacific Rattleenake - Crotalus oreganus oreganus
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Post by justinm » September 9th, 2015, 9:44 am

ImageWestern Pygmy Rattlesnake by Justin Michels, on Flickr

This snake was the largest Timber I've ever seen. He was scarred horribly, and just awesome. This snake was thick, it's hard to give scale but I've never seen a Timber in his category since.
ImageTimber Rattlesnake by Justin Michels, on Flickr

This was just a yawn, not a threatening display.
ImageMassassauga by Justin Michels, on Flickr

One of my favorite shots and finds ever.
ImageTimber Rattlesnake by Justin Michels, on Flickr

This was one of several neonate saugas found years ago. Cute little button on this one.
ImageMassassauga by Justin Michels, on Flickr

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Post by MattSullivan » September 9th, 2015, 4:32 pm

and maybe not the best photo, but this was certainly the best looking rattlesnake I've ever found (caveat - someone else flipped it, not me...but I was there) -

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idk where i first saw this pic but its my favorite rattlesnake I've ever seen

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Post by John Delgado » September 9th, 2015, 6:20 pm

This is 'Randy' - Juvenile/young adult he was 40"

Almost no pattern to very faint - body same color as the natural red/grey clay dirt .

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake - Crotalus oreganus oreganus
ImageRandy - 03 by John Delgado, on Flickr

This one ... his name is 'Huey' Yearling ... intact original button on top of 4 segments, he was about 22"

Again, please forgive me for handling ... I was very new to field herping. I don't handle the rattlesnakes anymore ... ONLY if I need to, and I don't need to very often.

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake - Crotalus oreganus oreganus
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Post by ZantiMissKnit » September 10th, 2015, 8:27 am

This little atrox was trying so hard to soak up so much heat from the road (Cochise County, AZ):

ImageWestern Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) by Andrea, on Flickr

My first southwest snake! C. scutalatus from Cochise County, AZ. How we got it to take this posture? We opened the car door.

ImageMojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus) by Andrea, on Flickr

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Post by lateralis » September 10th, 2015, 9:24 pm

I'll toss these in the pot
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Here's an oddball
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Post by John Delgado » September 10th, 2015, 10:18 pm

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This is 'Tiny' - My first neonate :)

He was only 9" long, with a little tiny button - What a CUTIE...!!! :lol:

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ImageDSC_0068_AA by John Delgado, on Flickr

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Post by Barry R » September 11th, 2015, 10:55 am

Image105_2619 by Barry R, on Flickr
Timber

Image105_4223 by Barry R, on Flickr
Timber

Image105_4385 by Barry R, on Flickr
EDB

Image105_4212 by Barry R, on Flickr
Timber

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EDB

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Post by ahockenberry » September 11th, 2015, 5:08 pm

Timber Rattlesnake
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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
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Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
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Eastern Massasauga Neonates
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Post by John Delgado » September 11th, 2015, 5:49 pm

ahockenberry ^^^ Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...!!! :shock: :crazyeyes:

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Post by walk-about » September 12th, 2015, 6:40 am

Yep! Ashley, that last shot of all those saugas!! Very, very incredible capture and I don't think I have ever seen anything like that. Great work my friend!

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Post by Jeroen Speybroeck » September 12th, 2015, 1:06 pm

I'm going to shamefully not limit myself to just a few, because I love rattlers too much. They have been on top of the menu for the 4 US trips I've done.


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I love molossus!


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atrox baby - if you're a European herping AZ, you love this species because there's always one to be found (in contrast to countless zero nights back home)


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AZ scute


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sneaky tiger


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banded rock with a lot of "baby pink"


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willardi


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common but ever so cool - CA winder


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helleri


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surely not the nicest speck, but I was very happy to find it, after having it on the wishlist for 2 previous trips to the States


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after a DOR, a mint in mint condition, Nevada


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in situ US bushmaster from Louisiana


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same - this is where "the beauty AND the beast" come together into a single animal

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Post by bgorum » September 12th, 2015, 6:49 pm

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Something I worked on a little after witnessing a diamondback get hit on the road this summer. My second effort at trying to portray the dangers snakes face on our highways.

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Post by bewilderbeast » September 12th, 2015, 9:35 pm

It's been years since I posted here but thought I'd toss my hat in on this one. All of these are from California

Solid Green C. oreganus
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Yearling C. oreganus
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C. cerastes from the Northern part of the range
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Crotalus oreganus helleri

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Post by sjohn » September 14th, 2015, 8:25 am

My favorite rattlesnake pic on this forum may have appeared pre-forum crash but it was of a large Canebrake that just crawled out of a cornfield in Chesterfield Co. SC....would love to see that photo again.


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Post by Zach_Lim » September 14th, 2015, 1:58 pm

I just picked up a 100mm macro lens for my Canon Rebel t3i and really enjoyed these shots of a Northern Pacific Rattlesnake from this weekend.

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