17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eyes to the Sky

Annual Fishing Trip with my Dad. We caught this guy within five minutes of dropping the first line. We were in such a cozy corner of the lake and raindrops were beating the water like a drum. My dad reeled him in, and I took this picture before we threw him back in the water. And then we whooped and hollered at our luck. I think the fish did the same.

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Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Mansfield, Georgia, United States of America
Copyright: © Christi Cope