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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 Amphizoa (Amphizoidae) Beetle Larva from Sears Creek in Washington
This is the first of it's family I've seen, collected from a tiny, fishless stream in the Cascades. The three species of this genus all live in the Northwest and are predators that primarily eat stonefly nymphs Merritt R.W., Cummins, K.W., and Berg, M.B. (2019).
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 Death Valley

Salt Creek valley

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Hill in Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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Hills in Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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Looking up in Golden Canyon

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Golden Canyon entrance

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Artist's Palette

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Artist's Loop Road

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Badwater Basin desolation

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Badwater Basin - lowest and hottest point in North America

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Joshua trees on a hill between the Coso and Argus Ranges.

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Arrow Weed (Pluchea sericea) in Devil's Cornfield

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Desert iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis) at Mesquite Flat

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