This was taken near a place called Madison Buffalo Jump in Montana. I was driving down a dirt road watching the light hit the long prairie grass making it fire orange. Periodically I would glance back at the road to make sure I was still on it. On one of those glances I saw this 6 foot rattler crossing the road right between my tires. I stopped and slapped on the telephoto lens and shot a few rolls. It was kinda cold so he was moving slow which gave me plenty of time to get this shot. Madison Buffalo Jump was named for a hilltop that was used by the indians to herd buffalo off of and then harvest the wounded or dead ones left below.