|In the picture above, a boat zips along as a sturgeon leaps just off the starboard bow.|
The sturgeon return to the Suwannee to spawn in the spring and summer as they have done for millions of years. Part of this ancient ritual is jumping.
Don't ask me why they jump ... it should be clear.
It's mating season, remember?
They jump because they are happy.
It's a really good idea to slow down this time of year as you cruise the river. Already, there has been a boat-sturgeon collision with injuries.
|I think even these close cropped less than perfect shots can give you a feel for sturgeon spectacularity though.|
It really is something to see ... and hear as these huge fish belly wop back into the river after a vertical flight of 6 feet.
|I plan to return for more attempts, so maybe I can get that one shot that got away.|
|This shot is soft focus, but it does show a sturgeon at the peak of his leap. |
These fish are so AWESOME!
|Go see for yourself.|
Prepare to be sturgeonated.