Two Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) were swimming near the inlet of a very cold lake in Montana.
Snorkling with a wet suit, we watched, under water, each trout feeding on high-protein aquatic, and terrestrial diet. The lake's magical colors of blue, green, opal, aqua green, gold and yellow were enhanced with blades of like from the surface.
The lake sits on a geologic fault that formed a chasm that filled with water. Many nesting raptors including large osprey, prairie falcons, and eagles search the clear waters for fish and other food. A family of otters were nearby as we were snorkling.