Fish Whisperer

First snorkel
Perched on a rock in the rapids
A large muskie swam up and rested beside me
Ecstatic
wondered if I should be panicked.
Hoped that I was not wearing anything shiny
that looked tasty to a muskie.

Muskie

Muskie

Welcome to the underwater world.

This northern pike was blind on the right side. No wonder it was so friendly.

This northern pike was blind on the right side. No wonder it was so friendly.

Be open to the unknown. Beauty and the mystery awaits you.

Bowfin or dogfish, a bottom feeder. Primitive, creepy and beautiful.

Bowfin or dogfish, a bottom feeder. Primitive, creepy and beautiful.

Life abounds,  a spiritual connection with the water beings.

This painted turtle swam right up to me. I thought it was going to bite my nose.

This painted turtle swam right up to me. I thought it was going to bite my nose.

The lake water  is part of you now.
The water inside your body
may have once been part of the lake.


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Depending upon the clouds and the wind.
It dances on the plants and the fish,
Creating a hypnotic connection.

Largemouth

Largemouth bass

Sometimes you see things that makes you thankful to be alive
And you stop breathing
Because you are afraid the experience might end.

Northern Pike

Northern Pike

My first large northern pike
Inching my way slowly towards it.
Hoping it would stay just one more second
Making promises that I could never keep.
Awed by its tremendous power and elegance.

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Water lilies
magical living beings
Connected to all the elements of life.
Their roots are in the earth
And live in both the water and air.
The sun is needed for photosynthesis.

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

This bass sashayed past me and told me it was the king/queen of its neighborhood.

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Muskie

Swimming out into the hinder lands
Turned to see a muskie following.
It circled once and then swam off.
Humbling to experience the raw wildness of nature
And how it feels to be something’s prey.


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3 Responses to Fish Whisperer

  1. Randy Wilcox says:

    These are great under water pictures thanks for sharing

  2. Dale Antonson says:

    Simply amazing photo’s of the secret world that is right here, below our field of vision. I hold a lot of gratitude for you, your underwater camera and these posts. Thank you.

  3. Janine says:

    Thank you for sharing your understanding and thoughts of the majestic underwater world.

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