Peter Russotti caught this gorilla bluefish in Gardiner’s Bay on eight-pound test line. Capt. Ken Rafferty

Chris Miller of the West Lake Marina in Montauk has been spearfishing for years. The sport is growing in popularity.

red-tailed hawk
A young red-tailed hawk finally claimed a rabbit carcass from its parents, as if to say, “You’ve had enough, the rest is mine.” Larry Penny

Gabriel Grenci III, 9, caught his first striped bass onboard Mike Ajello’s Susan A last week with his proud grandfather Capt. Harry Clemenz looking on. Annie Clemenz

Dave Spolisto, left, caught this beautiful 40-pound striper fly-fishing off Little Gull Island on Sunday. His brother, Nolan, helped pose it before it was released. Ken Rafferty

The 515-pound thresher shark caught by Stephen Deckoff and his son on June 26 was alive when this picture was taken. It was taken offshore and returned to the sea, still alive, soon after. Montauk Marine Basin