This is one of those shots that I took with B&W in mind. I'm often struck by how little mono wildlife work you see. Now, there's probably a very good reason for that - but by the same token if you can make it work you've done a Very Good Thing.
I was tempted to crop so the gravel went all the way to the top of the frame, but it just looked too uniform. Unsatisfactory as it is, I prefer the hint of a wider context.