View from the Fish Hatchery - Wondrous Wyoming

At Bessemer Bend, if you take an unlikely-looking turn, you will eventually wind around to a fish hatchery. This July day, when we visited, it was quite warm and the hatchery was pretty much devoid of fish. I need to work out when the hatchery is teeming with fish - and then I'll go again.

Enjoy some of the beauty that is Wyoming.



These are facing SE towards the highway. Looking at the map, it looks like this might be Coal Mountain that we're looking at. The silvery-blue trees are Russian Olives which are an invasive species here (and my hubby is allergic to the pollen.)



I love contrast in a photo - and find the sleek line of a fence post combined with the rough line of barbed wire is a perfect contrast to the rugged landscape it is found in.



Blue damselflies in the height of breeding season. I was not able (this time) to catch any images clearly, but they are very pretty.

Damselflies are very similar to dragonflies, but they have stark differences including:

  • slender bodies (dragonflies have fatter bodies)
  • hold their wings together when at rest (dragonflies hold their wings out when at rest)

Looking downstream along the North Platte River.



Below, appears to be "showy milkweed" (Asclepias speciosa) - as found on the National Wildlife Federation site



One more contrast picture, looking downstream.

And a nice panorama looking north... highlighting just some of the amazing beauty of Wyoming.


Photos taken by myself in July 2020 with my Nikon D7200. Crossposted on Uptrennd.

Past issues of...

Wondrous Wyoming


Featuring Casperandsurrounding areas
Stormy Evening SkyOne Wild and Stormy JuneRainbow Casper
July ThunderheadSmoky Skies AugustStormy Summer Afternoons in Wyoming
East of Casper MountainBlack Hill and Mule DeerFairies and Gnomes
Funnel CloudA Spring Walk by the North PlattePlatte River Parkway Bridge in Casper
North Platte River Along the ParkwaySolstice Walk at Crimson DawnThe Other Side of (Casper) Mountain
Casper Mountain Falls - Frozen in JanuaryAmericana in the SnowAnother Snowy Walk
More Snowy PicturesSnowy Lamp post

Snowy Walk in Wyoming Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
January Walk Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3


Featuring Alcova DamPathfinder Damand surrounding
Alcova DamRedbeds Near Alcova DamFremont Canyon, part 1
Fremont Canyon, part 2Pyramid Peak from Below PathfinderBelow Pathfinder Dam with Flowers
Pathfinder DamPathfinder Reservoir

Flora/Fauna at Alcova - Arnica Angustifolia ,


Featuring Landerandsurrounding areas
Popo Agie River Demo - active v passivePlants of the Popo Agie River - Arrowleaf BalsamrootLander Park
Popo Agie River SinksPopo Agie River Rises

Sinks Canyon, Part 1, Part 2

Glenrock & Rolling Hills

Along Deer Creek - Glenrock Town Park , Bridge Over Deer Creek ,


Ayres Natural Bridge part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 ; Plants of Ayres Natural Bridge part 1, part 2

Great Divide Basin and surrounding

Featuring the Great Divide Basinandsurrounding areas
Ferris MountainsIndependence Rock, March 2019Great Divide Sunset


Featuring Rawlinsandsurrounding areas
Street Art in Rawlins, March 2019Trainspotting in Rawlins, March 2019Ferris Mansion, Rawlins
Wyoming Frontier PrisonSt. Joseph's Catholic Church


Featuring Thermopolisandsurrounding areas
Wind River Canyon May 2019

Thermopolis Mineral Hot Springs, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Jackson, Tetons and Yellowstone

Featuring Jackson Holethe TetonsYellowstone, etc.
Glimpse of the Tetons

The Tetons, part 1, part 2,
@daring-celt found herself inspired to create art based on my photos. Here is one of the Tetons - I think it's just gorgeous!

Kaycee and surrounding

Chris LeDoux Memorial Park

Border crossings

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Lori Svensen
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