Thursday, December 13, 2007

Leap Of Faith

Sounds Like The Grate Escape, Guv

Gotta love it when a photographer solves a mystery. The owners of a trout farm in England were left baffled when fish kept going missing. But then a wildlife photographer caught their extraordinary escape route on camera. Swimming against the current, the trout make their escape from the farm. Photographer Dennis Bright snapped the trout making giant leaps out of their pond straight into the metal feed pipe three feet above the water level. They then fought against the current for 30 feet until they reached the end of the eight inch-wide pipe, which emerges underwater in a tributary of the River Itchen. To see his photograph, go to Telegraph.co.uk.

FOOTNOTE: Current affairs.

9 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

This is amazing! My puppy probably wished for similar jumping abilities this morning when she broke through the ice and took a dip in our pond - her first experience with Winter weather, and she is not impressed.

Nessa said...

I had something really clever to comment: really, I did.

sandyland said...

right place right time - thrilling ibeati

Lee said...

Poor salmon! I imagine the owner will just put some wire mesh over the pipe. Upon reading the article I noticed it said the fish wouldn't fare so well outside of the farm. I've been to a farm for a fishing trip. The fish don't fare so well there either. :) Yum!

Hope!

imac said...

Theres a fishy tail in the pipe line.

Vic Grace said...

I read this out to my husband, a trout fisherman with about 60 years experience on both sides of the Atlantic and he said he wasn't surprised. I know nothing about fish so I will leave it up to his judgement.

Cariboo Ponderer

BRUNO said...

An eight-inch pipe IS a large diameter, indeed---but then a TROUT isn't an "in-house" guppy, by any means! And a three-foot leap from a pond, into that eight-incher? No small feat, indeed!

Kinda like us humans---when it gets to be "THAT time of year", we all start to feel "ten-feet tall, and bulletproof!"

Except anymore, I only feel 6-foot-2, and scratch-resistant...!

Rachel said...

That was an amazing photograph!

holly said...

wow! it looks like they are rather jumping from the proverbial frying pan...