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The Miracle of the Salmon

After spending three years in the ocean, the Pacific Salmon undertake a 350-mile journey every four years in order to reproduce. Overcoming many dangerous obstacles including hungry bears, fur seals, killer whales, and the treacherous Seymour Narrows, the sockeye salmon arrive at the Campbell River in British Columbia, and after spawning, they die.

 

While this is not the most spectacular photography in the world, the event of the spawning salmon, always makes an indelible impression on my soul as I consider the miracle of the salmon and it's irrepressible instinct.

 

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Taken on October 3, 2009