Northern Steptoe Valley – Eastern Nevada, USA

NEVADA: The Silver State

Canon 350D EOS
Sigma 70-300 mm

Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • Wolfdocter
    Wolfdocterover 4 years ago

    Oh what a fantastic shot, instant fav for me! :)

  • Thanks very much, Wolfdocter!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Appel
    Appelover 4 years ago

    Oh, I love this cropping! Very cool and appropriate for the subject!

  • Thanks, Ann – I think it’s my favorite rattler image, to date. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • pallyduck
    pallyduckover 4 years ago

    really great shot!

  • Thank you, Pallyduck

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittover 4 years ago

    Nice, nice, nice!

  • Thank you! ♥ Thank you! ♥ Thank you!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittover 4 years ago

    ROFL….. Welcome, welcome, welcome….

  • arvyart
    arvyartover 4 years ago

    Very well done , Arla. :)

  • Thank you, my dear!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Chris Morrison
    Chris Morrisonover 4 years ago

    GORGEOUS! Great Basin Rattlesnakes are one of my favorites!

  • THANK YOU, Chris!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenover 4 years ago

    Pacific rattler? Great shot! Hope you used a telephoto lens, Arla~Lynn

  • Thanks, Lynn – I think it is Pacific’s cousin: Great Basin Rattlesnake.

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoover 4 years ago

    Terrific capture!!!

  • Thanks very much, Anthony!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderover 4 years ago

    cool presentation.. well done Arla..

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