Monday, September 20, 2010

Slip Sliding Away

This has become a reoccurring theme in many of my posts, but I'll say it again. One of the things I enjoy most about photography is how you learn to really open your eyes. To see things around you that you've simply walked past without noticing on prior occasions. It presents a new opportunity to not only see, but to learn.

I spent last week trekking "the wilds" of the Door County Peninsula in search of peace and quiet and, hopefully, some images to add to my collection. I found both. While walking the trails at Toft's Point, a protected, boreal forest located just north of Baileys Harbor, I met this interesting guy.

Now I've lived in Wisconsin my entire life and spent a good portion of it in the outdoors. I have never, ever encountered one of these in my previous travels, however. At least not that I've seen. After a few deep breaths to regain my composure, I set to work capturing a few images of my new friend. Of course capturing the photos was only the first part of the experience. Next I had to try to determine what it was. It took some time, but I eventually got to the answer with a little help from some friends… but I'm not going to tell you just yet :-).

Stop back Wednesday for a "Title This…" post featuring another image of my friend here and the answer to the question - "What kind of snake is this?".


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