Western Pygmy Rattlesnake

By | August 19, 2020

I came across this Western Pygmy Rattlesnake next to a game trail I was hiking near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. This was my first time seeing one of these snakes. I was surprise at how small it was (15.0 to 20.0 inches).

Western Pygmy Rattlesnake From Above
Western Pygmy Rattlesnake From Above
Western Pygmy Rattlesnake
Western Pygmy Rattlesnake

How I Got The Photo – Western Pygmy Rattlesnake

I was on a photo walk (hike) when I spotted this snake. I was hand-holding my camera to get these shots.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM


  • Location: Near the Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: August 18, 2016 (07:26:56 A.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/125 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 1250
  • White Balance – Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Focal Length: 255 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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