Your Images, Your Captions

Photo by Kat Hula Parks

Each month, Arizona Highways’ editors write captions to accompany the photographs we use in our stories. It can be a tricky task, so we thought we’d turn the tables.

When we post a new photo here each month, you’ll have a chance to write its caption. Write a good one, and you might earn an autographed copy of Editor Robert Stieve’s book, Arizona Highways Hiking Guide: 52 of Arizona’s Best Day Hikes for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. 

This month, get inspired by Kat Hula Parks’ image of coiled up Mojave rattlesnake then post your caption in the comments section below.

Here’s a sample caption:

Night Crawler
Primarily nocturnal, the Mohave rattlesnake will occasionally make an appearance in the very early morning or at dusk — if the temperature is moderate enough. Of course, if you happen to stumble upon one, consider keeping your distance… Mohave rattlesnakes are venomous.

Your deadline: January 15. Remember, when it comes to a great caption, every word counts.

GOOD LUCK!

20 Comments

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20 responses to “Your Images, Your Captions

  1. Robert Thies

    A Dangerous Illusion !

  2. Anne Glover

    The latest in kitchen tile patterns!

  3. Tom Corey

    Tucked in tight.

  4. Maxine Schafer

    Asleep at the wheel

  5. Wow!!!!!!!!! Look its a snake.

  6. David Dobbins

    Round and round the snakity goes, where he stops you’d better not go.

  7. Patsy Murray

    Peek-a-Boo!!

  8. Just a reminder caption writers of what makes a caption… here’s the example used in the blog post:

    Night Crawler
    Primarily nocturnal, the Mohave rattlesnake will occasionally make an appearance in the very early morning or at dusk — if the temperature is moderate enough. Of course, if you happen to stumble upon one, consider keeping your distance… Mohave rattlesnakes are venomous.

  9. Aymee Buckhannon

    Danger In Disguise

    Slithering mostly at night, a Mohave rattlesnake adult can reach up to 50″ in length. They actually don’t lay eggs and give live birth to several small snakes at once. It is mistaken in appearance with the Diamond Back snake. But don’t be fooled by its relatively painless bite; the Mohave rattlesnake’s poison is to be considered a medical emergency. In case of doubt when in their presence, keeping your distance is probably your safest bet!

  10. Kat Hula Parks

    Mojave Rattlesnake
    The Mojave Rattlesnake is venomous, with a mix of hemotoxin and neurotoxin, and is mistaken for the more common Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. With the edges of human settlements spreading outward, encounters occur regularly. This Mohave was found in a home owner’s back yard, but successfully relocated. Relocations should only be performed by a professional with the proper Wildlife Services Permit.

    • Kat Hula Parks

      Edited:
      Mojave Rattlesnake

      The Mojave Rattlesnake is venomous, with a mix of hemotoxin and neurotoxin, and is mistaken for the more common Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. With the edges of human settlements spreading outward, encounters occur regularly.
      This Mojave was found in a home owner’s back yard, and was successfully relocated. Because all Rattlesnakes are venomous, relocations should only be performed by a professional with a Wildlife Services Permit and proper equipment.

  11. “I won’t hurt you if you don’t hurt me.”

  12. Helmut Zeller

    The Mojave Rattlesnake is one of over one dozen rattlesnakes native to Arizona. Arizona has more kinds rattlesnakes than any other state in the country. There is one that is native only to the Grand Canyon. Yes, it’s called the Grand Canyon Rattlesnake. This Mojave is very pretty and looks harmless. Don’t be fooled! This snake delivers a very serious bite and should be seen from a safe distance, then add several feet for good measure. If bitten, medical treatment should be sought immediately.

  13. Jody Montoya

    Reminds of my days when I don’t get out and enjoy nature with my dog Molly. My day can just go around and around and around.

  14. Sherry alton

    Be careful were you step, because I see you!

  15. Ramon Cruz

    A little nap after lunch……….

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