19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Going Upstream

Autumn in Rausu, Hokkaido is the season for salmon spawning. Pink salmon go up the river and struggle to give birth to new lives. They came to a small waterfall, but is there enough power to climb the waterfall? It can be understood that most of them are full of bruises and that their lives are scarce.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Rausu,Hokkaido, Japan
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Daisuke Kurashima