Red Diamond Sunset

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Gene Spineto

Crotalus ruber, Red Diamond Rattlesnake. Starvation Mountain, San Diego, California. In addition to their beautiful red coloration, this particular species is known for it's relatively docile disposition. Given the rural environment in which I live, relocating rattlesnakes away from the house is a very regular routine during the summer months. On occasion, I will photograph them during their release. True to their character, this one did not mind having it's picture taken and slowly headed off into the remaining sunset after a few close-up photographs.

Location: Starvation Mountain, San Diego, CA USA


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