Video: A Look at Wild Cutthroat Trout in “High Country Gems”

High Country Gems from scumliner media on Vimeo.

A nice look at cutthroat trout in a new video from Scumliner Media.

From the filmmaker:

“This unplanned collaborative effort between myself and Bozeman, MT based photographer Pat Clayton took place on a recent hiking trip in the Greater Yellowstone region. We brought fishing gear, but never made a cast. Instead we spent a couple of days watching this incredible spawning ritual.

After a full day of shooting above water stills, I decided to capture some above-water video to go along with Pat’s underwater images. Pat’s underwater trout photos are superb. These Cutthroat Trout were in the peak of the spawn, bold and showing all their colors. Pat has a deep appreciation for native species and the fragile environments they inhabit, as do I. Wild Cutthroat face a never-ending threat from competing species, hybridization, habitat loss and destruction, and climate change.

Unfortunately, there’s just not many places left like this.


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