Friday, May 18, 2012

The Alewife Are Running

It's that time of year, where two of nature's most powerful desires intersect. In Maine the Alewife are returning from the ocean to run upstream to spawn. At the same time, Osprey and other birds are fishing to feed themselves and their young. This combination lured myself and three other photographers to the Damariscotta area in Maine to try to photograph the situation. Even with cooperative subjects, it takes the right combination of skill and luck to position yourself correctly, maintain your concentration through the waiting, have your camera prepared and to take the shot at the critical moment.

Hope you enjoy the results. Feel free to click on the images to see a larger version.

It is an exciting challenge that doesn't grow stale. I guess that's why we keep coming back, in spite of having been shut out a week earlier