16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
School of coho salmon below a waterfall

To watch salmon hurdle themselves up impossibly swift and high waterfalls is one of the most amazing feats of nature to witness, but have you ever wondered what it looks like below the froth and currents? In October hundreds of coho salmon gather beneath a waterfall several feet high summoning the strength to make the jump to their spawning grounds.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Port Angeles, Washington, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Jason Ching