SOCKEYE SALMON 3: Swimming Against the Current
Every four years, there is a big Sockeye Salmon run on the Adams River in British Columbia, which is followed by three years of much smaller runs. I took this photograph in 2010, a banner year when the run was the biggest in 100 years. Scientists think that a volcanic eruption in Alaska fertilized the ocean habitat of the salmon, which allowed their food–zooplankton–to thrive, resulting in strong and powerful salmon.
I photographed for four days, and got some of the best photographs of my life. To see a spectacular event like this one is simply astounding!
This photograph shows a large group of salmon resting in a quiet place on their journey, facing into the current.
LIMITED EDITION: This photographic print is part of a limited edition produced by photographer Lee Rentz. The edition consists of 250 prints, which includes all sizes and methods of printing.