10 animalscapes

Lifting a curtain on food webs

Lifting a curtain on food webs

A fly gets a rare drink of water, not discriminating of the source, in the hot and dry summer Sonoran desert. A western diamondbacked rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) is too busy swallowing a freshly killed desert packrat to notice another dinner guest. Fleas (note at least four on the packrat) wait for the last possible moment to jump off their disappearing (and rapidly cooling) host.

Packer's Meadows, Lolo Pass, Montana
Magic hour
Neighborhood spring meeting
The Forest Has Eyes...
Lifting a curtain on food webs
The field has eyes... Solitude Spring in Montana