2 days ago
One of the things I can tell you about wildlife portraits, is that they’re similar to any other portraits - it’s all about the eyes... so, a great way to draw a viewer into the frame is to try and be eye-level to the subject, thus creating the effect of being face-to-face with an animal. Even if it requires you to lay on your belly in front of a particularly agitated snake. Luckily, this little guy was only imitating a more poisonous brethren, the rattle snake, in an attempt to ward of any altercations with pure smoke and mirrors tactics. It was odd seeing a snake in the middle of winter while heading out to white pocket, but since he was on the road, and not moving very fast due to the colder temperatures, he was offered a helping commune to safer ground.