Photographer: Vance Thompson

Photo taken: April 12 at Coffee Pot Lake in Eastern Washington

Photographer’s description: “This image was taken during a Northwest Fly Anglers Club outing on Coffee Pot Lake, northeast of Odessa, Washington. Rainbow trout as big as 20″ to 24″ are routinely caught and released. There is a nesting pair of ospreys near the boat launch. Later in the year, rattlesnakes have been seen in the area.”

Critique: “This is a nice first-person perspective of what it looks like to be fishing out on this lake. The cloud cover provided decent light to give us a nice view water and landscape.”

Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/submit-photos. Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.