Sunday Nature Stills – 08/28/2016

These are native cutthroat trout that I photographed near an alpine lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains.  The lake is at an elevation of about 10,000 ft.  For about 2 miles upstream of the lake was a beautiful wetland of meandering streams and small crystal clear ponds.  Many of the Sierra alpine lakes are slowly fed clean water all summer from winter snow melt. The water in many of the lakes is super clear and quite cold.

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