Looking for sturgeon - January 2017

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There are a few sturgeon to be found in various British locations.

This one was photographed in Jackdaw quarry, Capernwray, in Lancashire which is a flooded former quarry now used as a popular dive site. An impressively large fish.

Often described as an ancient species, sturgeon have remain largely unchanged for millions of years. There are a few different species, with this one is likely to have been released from a garden pond - perhaps having outgrown its former home. Interesting to see that they are able to survive, feeding on the muddy silt bottom.

Nikon D600, Sigma 15mm + 1.4 Kenko teleconverter