A couple of weekends ago, I went to the mountains of North Carolina to look for hellbenders. For those of you unfamiliar with these magnificent creatures, they’re HUGE salamanders, as in foot-long salamanders! I learned they lived in NC shortly after I moved here and wanted to see them in the wild, so I finally went to look for them. Saw one too! SO exciting.
Knowing I was going to be hanging around mountain rivers for two days, I brought along one of my little glass aquaria so I could get some aquatic insects-in-water shots. I was having troubles with silty water and streaks on the outside of the container while attempting to photograph a juvenile green frog and was getting frustrated. I had finally lined up what I expected to be a decent shot, when this happened:
A stonefly totally photobombed the frog! Gah! The frog jerked and stirred everything up again, so I never did get a good photo of my frog. Thanks a lot, stonefly…