During my recent wildlife photography expedition to Antelope Island State Park in Utah, I had the pleasure of spotting a Gopher Snake crossing the road. As I drove along the winding road, I suddenly noticed the snake slithering across the pavement.

Gopher Snake

Gopher Snake

Gopher Snake

Quickly, I pulled over to the side of the road and stepped out of my pickup truck to get a closer look at the magnificent creature. The Gopher Snake is a non-venomous species commonly found in the arid regions of the western United States, including Utah.

The snake was basking in the sun and moving at a leisurely pace. I took the opportunity to photograph the Gopher Snake up close before it eventually made its way into the grass.

Antelope Island State Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including bison, coyotes, and a variety of bird species. For nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers alike, the park offers an ideal location to observe and document the behaviors of these amazing animals.

Capturing the image of the Gopher Snake crossing the road at Antelope Island State Park was a memorable experience and serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving and protecting the natural habitats of these incredible creatures.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Antelope Island State Park (Utah)
  • Date and Time Taken: June 3, 2022 (10:46 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 1250 (Auto)
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.3
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

Here more photos I took at Antelope Island State Park: Bison Calf At Antelope Island State Park and Bison Closeup at Antelope Island State Park