Under the Ice Under the River

Yesterday I took a little photography trip down to a favorite creek of mine, but I also made a stop at the Waupaca River, not far from where I grew up.  The Waupaca River is a mid-sized trout stream with a swift current, at least in the portion I was at.  The river was mostly frozen over after several weeks with freezing weather off and on.  The current kept only a small portion of the river free of ice, and luckily this opening was near the shore.  I wanted to take some underwater video and obviously not get wet, so I mounted a GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition camera to a 12-foot (4 meter) aluminum pole.  The camera was in its standard housing and used a standard pole mount made by GoPro.

The water was clear, but not crystal clear.  There was a lot of debris in the form of leaves and other bits of organic matter flying by in the swift current.  Still, I got some good footage of a scene not often captured on video, a trout stream under the ice.

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