Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake in situ
Main Cerberus Den
You can see snakes in the crack
Cap Rock Den
Arizona Black Rattlesnakes basking outside Cap Rock Den
Crotalus cerberus, various sizes and colors. Young are born with bold, pale patterns that darken with age.
Arizona Black Rattlesnakes at Main Den
Love was in the air
Arizona Black Rattlesnakes, Crotalus cerberus
Juvenile Arizona Black Rattlesnake in ambush posture
Crotalus cerberus, at the base of the rock to the left of the crack
Crotalus cerberus, the same individual shown in the last image.
Crotalus cerebrums, the same individual shown in the last two images, two days later, same rock, a little higher up.
Arizona Black Rattlesnake in ambush posture at the base of a tree
Crotalus cerberus ast Trail Den
On the crawl at Trail Den
Arizona Black Rattlesnake, Crotalus cerberus
Juvenile Arizona Black Rattlesnake hiding in a crack
Crotalus cerberus at Ron's Den
Basking on a cool morning at Cap Rock Den
Two females at Dale's Rookery
Arizona Black Rattlesnakes, Crotalus cerberus, where pregnant females hang out
Juvenile Arizona Black Rattlesnake
Crotalus cerberus at Trail Den
Arizona Black Rattlesnakes in a vertical crack
Crotalus cerberus; the camera was pointed straight down
One of these things is not like the other
Wandering Gartersnake, Thamnophis elegans, and Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake, Lampropeltis pyromelana, Across The Road Den
Across The Road Den, Ralph Shepstone photographing a neonate Arizona Black Rattlesnake
Crotalus cerberus. There was a Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake in the same crack 15 feet to the left of this image.
Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake
Lampropeltis pyromelana, at Trail Den
Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake at Trail Den
Lampropeltis pyromelana, Across the Road Den
Greater Short-horned Lizard
Our parked vehicles are seen in the background. I set my camera bag down to photograph the rattlesnake under the right corner of the angled rock at the middle bottom of this photo.
Coyote den rock
Four coyote puppies in their den, about 2 weeks old.
Left to right: John Archer, Gery Herrmann, Dale DeNardo, Ralph Shepstone
The "town" of Nothing, Arizona
Population 4 in its peak, now abandoned.
Nothing to see at Nothing, Arizona