Therisa and I learned long ago that the key to survival in the highly competitive world of photography is to shoot "niche" subject matter. These are subjects that not everyone photographs so that when a photo editor is, for instance, searching for an image of a fossil snake, we should not face an avalanche of competition. We plan our photo journeys accordingly and are both well tuned into locating unusual subject matter in advance.
The fossil snake above was discovered in 2007 and only the second fossil snake from the Green River Formation in Wyoming. Preliminary identification suggests it's a boa.