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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Appalachia brook trout

The once thriving West Virginia native brook trout has been pushed to the far reaches of Appalachia. They can only been found in the purest and coldest of waters. This picture shows a specimen in the riffles on one early summer morning.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 03.2018
Photo Location: Pocahontas county, West Virginia, United States of America
Camera: SM-G900V
Copyright: © Jonathan Bechtold