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Snow snake


snow snakes

Snow snakes lined up before the competition

Throwing snow snakes is a traditional Native American sport, and the best throwers can send their snow snakes across the ice and snow at more than 100 mph.  The snow snakes here were carved and painted by dads and kids in YMCA Adventure Guides (Plymouth, Canton, Livonia, Belleville area) for the annual winter camp out last weekend.  While I’m pretty sure that none of them hit 100 mph, we all had a blast making and throwing them!

Nikon D80, 35mm, f/11, 1/60, ISO 200.

Some tips for making your own snow snake here.

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2 responses

  1. Kaya

    Interesting. This snow snake is amazing and very colorful. It’s beautiful carved and painted.

    Great picture! I love it very, very much.

    Greetings from Kaya

    February 1, 2012 at 10:55 am

  2. Thanks Kaya!

    February 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm