It was photographed in the heart of the best Gila habitat anywhere--my facility in Colorado! Keep an eye out for photos from this shoot to show up in the new Heloderma book due to be published next year by one of the leading and best known researchers in the field. The book will be a must have for anyone with even the slightest interest in the group.
However, Kevin's impression is wrong. Kerry's suggestion that, if the photo was taken recently, the timing is more consistent with a captive hatch is good. Free-ranging Gilas do typically lay later than most captive Gilas. More significant, however, is the thought that the eggs don't hatch until the following spring.