Yosemite rattlesnake

Yosemite rattlesnake – Photograph by Laura Lecce

It is said that Yosemite National Park is home to only one type of rattlesnake, and I was honored to meet him. This is the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake which is patterned with grey and white markings. I might be the only person that would call this the highlight of their trip to this spectacular national park. My friends were understandably horrified when I told them that this was the perfect snake to photograph – not frightened and running away nor aggressive, just happily working it’s way through the tree roots and occasionally stopping for a photo. What a treat!

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3 thoughts on “Yosemite rattlesnake

  1. Wonderful image Laura. What an opportunity you had, this is really nature photography. I don’t know how I would react, seeing a rattlesnake. Probably hide behind my camera and dash off as soon as it moves.😉

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