Sometimes the gods of feature photos smiles on you just when you aren’t expecting it. In fact, that’s usually how it happens.

I was driving to East Brady to photography biologists from the US Department of Wildlife re-stocking endangered northern riffleshell mussels into the Allegheny River after the completion of a bridge project when I saw these guys:

It reminded me of this:

It angers the feature photo gods when you’re presented with an opportunity and you pass it by, so I turned the car around and took the picture. All is right in the universe.

By the way, I had fun wading in the water: