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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Laker

An eighteen-pound lake trout emerges from Yellowstone Lake, trapped in a National Park Service gillnet. According to one study, the average lake trout eats 41 cutthroat each year; this one had three in its belly. Invasive lake trout are threatening the long tradition of fishing at Yellowstone Lake.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II N
Copyright: © Geoffrey Giller