Sunday, October 28, 2018

Oncorhynchus Gorbuscha*


While chasing silver salmon in the middle Kenai River last September, I came across this scene. In a backwater slough there were literally hundreds of dead, spawned out pink salmon entangled in a weed bed. With the teal green glacier silt water mixing with clear water, the encounter was surreal.
Here's a clear water pink spawning ground in the same stretch of river. I think Ketchikan artist Ray Troll said it best...."Spawn Till You Die".

I look forward to seeing all of their offspring in 2020...

*scientific name for pink salmon.

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