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Hermit’s Lakes, Colorado Richard and Maria's get away

Hermit’s Lakes, Colorado Richard and Maria's get away

Mornings and evenings at Hermit's Lakes are natural wonders. The lake, this evening, is without ripples. Fish rise with a splash to the water's surface for flies, an eagle lazily circles above us, watching the lake's surface for the same fish we are trying to catch....

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Fishing the Rio Grande fishing on rafts on upper Rio Grande

Fishing the Rio Grande fishing on rafts on upper Rio Grande

The Rio Grande river runs through New Mexico and most of the state's population and bigger cities hug the river's edges all the way through the state, from north to south. The river is sustained by melting winter snow pack in Colorado and this is a good year with...

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Fishing by the Napolitano Casino Fishermen rise early

Fishing by the Napolitano Casino Fishermen rise early

Before seven in the morning, a kid passes me on his old bicycle, carrying a five gallon plastic bucket, with bait and tackle inside, on his bicycle handlebars. His fishing pole sticks out of an empty milk container secured to his back bike fender with a long bungee...

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Fish Eye View At the Aquarium

Fish Eye View At the Aquarium

  When fish glance up, they see the bottoms of leaves, insects touching the river's back, white ripples where water hits obstacles that splits its flow.  In this underground observation area, us desert rats gawk at sharks, rays and groupers,cruising. They...

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Three Jelly fish Albuquerque Biopark

Three Jelly fish Albuquerque Biopark

  Fish are streamlined for propulsion. Their bodies create little friction between them and the water that supports them. Light filters down from the water's surface where we watch them take graceful turns around their aquarium tank's curves. In another aquarium,...

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Up a Creek Currie Ranch

Up a Creek Currie Ranch

The creek is in better shape today than fifty years ago.  Then, creek banks were crowded with brush. Now, you can stand on the bank and easily cast your tackle. There are still cat tails in the creek but they are controlled by a local wildlife biologist for a...

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Net fishing – Video catching dinner

Net fishing – Video catching dinner

At dinnertime, a pelican begins his dive. He circles his target, turns himself into a projectile by tucking his wings to his body,and disappears head first into the surf. When he comes back to the water's surface, he shakes his wings and recomposes, a fish struggling...

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Fish Tacos Best on Earth

Fish Tacos Best on Earth

Tulum has two faces. There is the Hotel Zone which is a strip of bars, restaurants, hotels, retail shops along the main road running along the beach all the way south to a biosphere nature preserve called Sian Kian. Then there is the Mexican town of Tulum where locals...

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Laguna de Apoyo between Managua and Granada

Laguna de Apoyo between Managua and Granada

This Lagoon was formed 23,000 years ago after an explosion on one on Mombacho's bad hair days. It is fed by a number of surface and underground water sources and is one of the first Nature Preserves created in Nicaragua to preserve the country's natural landscape. In...

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Pompano’s and Whitey’s surf fishing on South Padre

Pompano’s and Whitey’s surf fishing on South Padre

  " Some days you do better in the boat and some days better on the beach, " the fisherman in coveralls tells us as he opens his cooler and shows us his Pompanos and Whiteys, game fish in this part of the Gulf of Mexico. The bottom of his cooler has five or six...

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Seagull Charley Morning on South Padre Island Beach

Seagull Charley Morning on South Padre Island Beach

Seagull Charley doesn't come when you call his name. Without a fish for Charley, he ain't going anywhere and he won't push tennis balls with his beak or do circus tricks. This morning Charley strolls the beach watching for opportunities. What he catches is his and he...

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Fact and Fiction South Padre Island, Texas

Fact and Fiction South Padre Island, Texas

  South Padre Island is accessible from Texas highway 100 via the Queen Isabella Bridge that connects Port Isabel, Texas on one end and South Padre Island on the other. When you hit the beaches here you have miles and miles to walk and on most mornings men and...

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