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Lateral view of a Female Hexagenia limbata (Ephemeridae) (Hex) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Hex Mayflies
Hexagenia limbata

The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large brown trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.

Dorsal view of a Sweltsa (Chloroperlidae) (Sallfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This species was fairly abundant in a February sample of the upper Yakima.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Landscape & scenery photos from Gunnysack Creek

Gunnysack Creek in Alaska
Gunnysack Creek in Alaska
Gunnysack Creek in Alaska
Gunnysack Creek in Alaska
A quartz boulder embedded in some schist... doesn't it look like a nose? Or maybe a blobfish.

From Gunnysack Creek in Alaska
Gunnysack Creek in Alaska
Gunnysack Creek in Alaska
Gunnysack Creek in Alaska
Gunnysack Creek in Alaska
Gunnysack Creek in Alaska
Gunnysack Creek in Alaska
Gunnysack Creek in Alaska

Videos from Gunnysack Creek

Alaska Range twilight time lapse

I shot a picture every twenty seconds for a few hours as the sunlight faded over the Alaska Range above Black Rapids, and compressed them into this time lapse. It's amazing how much the mountains directly affect the clouds, and I never really appreciated it until I saw them in motion like this.

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