Capture May 2022
Folks from all over the Northeast come to Damariscotta Mills each year to witness hundreds of thousands of alewives navigate one of the state’s most extensive fish ladders. As the fish enter the channel, photographers capture diving osprey and eagles surfacing with alewives clenched by their talons. As I stood upon the bridge waiting for birds with camera in hand, the scene below caught my eye. A massive school of alewives entered the channel just below me, and with the light just right this made for a wonderful composition.
Dave Dostie lives in Augusta, balances careers in government finance and photography, and loves keeping active outdoors. You can follow him on Instagram at @dostiephoto.