The Free Lance-Star Photography Department shares the stories behind the photos.
In the springtime, when the fishing’s fine.
A great blue heron lifts off from Lauk’s Island after catching a fish on the banks of the Rappahannock River on Friday, March 25, 2011. The number of birds that hunt the Rappahannock for fish has increased recently due to the beginning of the spring fish run. (Peter Cihelka / The Free Lance-Star)