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Focus on Texas: On the Water

Look what washed up in our inbox: the many ways readers find serenity and adventure around water

This month, our readers blew us out of the water with terrific catches that flowed in from around the state. Texas photographers of all ages take amazing nature shots like a duck takes to water. You’ll be in hot water if you miss out, so let’s get quackin’!

Yeisha Culp, Grayson-Collin EC: “My 10-year-old daughter, Jacque, took this while playing in the backyard.”

Tina Webb, Bluebonnet EC: “My son, Colin, is an avid fisherman. One of his favorite spots, as seen here, is Lake Somerville.”

Anne Lehnick, Bluebonnet EC: “Skyler at 2½ feeding the seagulls in Rock-port with her dad.”

Steven Chernosky, Bryan Texas Utilities: “Social distancing on the Brazos River at sunset near Batts Ferry.”

Jamie B. Wagner, Pedernales EC: Tricolored heron wading in the salt marsh on South Padre Island.

Maria Friessen, Lamar Electric: A stream rushes by after a March rain in Brookston.

Karen Fulghum, Bandera EC: “My husband, Mike Fulghum, skiing on beautiful Medina Lake years ago.”

Web Extra: Aatif Nawaz, Pedernales EC: “Galveston Pier in windy December.”

Web Extra: Linda Boyd, Trinity Valley EC: “Seven-year-old Brantley Boyd fishing with his Pawpaw Greg Boyd on Cedar Creek Lake.”

Web Extra: William Gary, Bandera EC: “Throwing up a wake on the crystal-clear waters of Medina Lake.”

Web Extra: Anthony Louviere, Pedernales EC: A northern shoveler at a pond near Austin.

Web Extra: Grady O’Shields, MidSouth EC: “The Rio Grande meanders through Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park.”

Web Extra: Saleasa Pate, United Cooperative Services: Lake Palo Pinto.

Web Extra: Jody Stavena, Wharton County EC: Tres Palacios Bay.

Web Extra: Edward Rickter, Farmers EC: A snake enters Rickter’s pond.