“Spawning Suckers” – Duffins Creek
“We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.”
― David Brower
Amidst the exciting rainbow trout run at Duffins Creek, other species of native fish are also in the spawn, including the White Suckers, pictured above, which are mixed among the trout as they work their way upstream.
As I was walking the shore, enjoying and photographing the trout, I came across this group of suckers as they hovered above the stoney creek bed. The water was crystal clear and offered a nice view of the suckers in an interesting formation. The slight distortion of the water made this an interesting composition for me.
I always find it awesome that this beauty is just outside my doorstep, yet some people I meet locally have no idea it even exists. This is among the reasons I make photos, to prove to others that the things I experience daily are real and more than some embellished memory.
Tamron 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 135 mm
1/200 sec, f/2.8 ISO 200