Sport Of Kings (2017)

$1950 USD
Foggy mornings along the Caloosahatchee River on the Gulf Coast of Florida can be filled with life. In my morning walks I sometimes see tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) rolling in the shallow water. They are called Silver Kings, and fishing for tarpon has been a popular sport since they were first caught in the early 1900's in this river. Due to their leaping and tail walking in the shallows, tarpon were found to be one of the most exciting fish to catch. Wealthy Americans and Europeans came from near and far to catch them and landing a tarpon became known as the Sport of Kings. The small fisher-bird in the foreground, a female Belted Kingfisher, (Megaceryle halcyon) would never try for a tarpon but is a fiercely skilled angler in her own right, using only a keen eye, a fast dive and a sharp bill.
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Sport Of Kings

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