UPY 2016 British Waters Wide Angle - Commended

Trevor Rees

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UPY 2016 British Waters Wide Angle - Commended
'Pike in quarry' - Trevor Rees

Each winter when the water is cold, the visibility is often at its best and so I always try to get out and photograph these impressive fish. Pike (Esox lucius) are a top freshwater predator and a popular sight at a number of UK lakes and quarries. Stoney Cove in Leicestershire in England is a reliable place to see big specimens and even on a busy Saturday morning with hoards of divers stirring up the underwater visibility I usually manage to find a quiet corner to see how close I can get to them. The background scene in these quarries is often rather unexciting but I liked the huge triangular lump of rock as a backdrop to this pike.

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