leap!

Today I got to watch something I had never seen before.
I was photographing a dam on the Cape Fear River when a fish leaped from the water –
angling up the face of the dam.
I then realized there were a lot of common carp in the frothing water
and some of them where throwing themselves upward.
I have no idea why, in the autumn (some do in spring migration), any fish would be trying to literally swim up river.
The common carp is an invasive species and destructive to the habitat used by our native fish.

to see a very short slide show go to https://flic.kr/p/MLmRjP

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