2002 Photo Contest, Nature, 2nd prize

Jim Lavrakas

Anchorage Daily News for Sports Illustrated

22 January, 2001

A rainbow trout peers from the gullet of a northern pike. The bigger fish swallowed the tiny trout alive in an aquarium, in a demonstration designed to educate the public about the pike's predatory nature. Alaska's Fish and Game Department suspected pike had been illegally introduced into the city's popular fishing lakes, far from its native waters. Once established, the voracious pike eat trout and salmon stocks sought by local anglers.

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Jim Lavrakas

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