Acquiring photos of Bighorn sheep that are often seen along the winding dirt road following the South Platte river to the Strontia Springs Dam was the goal of my hike with Butch and Lela last Thursday. It was a successful outing and I will post photos of the sheep later. On our return hike to the parking area we saw a rattlesnake trying to cross the trail. The crossing was problematic for the snake because of the fairly constant flow of hikers and bikers. But a nice photo op!
The previous photo shows the shadow of a hiker that, in my opinion, was walking too close to the snake.
The snake thought so too.
Eventually the flow of hikers, bikers, and fishermen slowed enough for the snake to uncoil, finish crossing the road and disappear into the weeds along the river.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera and 300mm f/4 IS Pro Lens