14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Skull toPebbles

I took a series of wild life shots along the lakes edge. Not your common wildlife moments, of grandeur and powerful animals, but of Salmon. Dead salmon, after they have fulfilled their life cycles duty. Here I post several shots, almost abstract in a way. Maybe as abstract as the salmons life cycle, swimming hundreds of miles without eating; fighting swift currents and predators, only to bread then die. Most of these shots were taken early in the morning, before the birds awoke and feed on the nights salmon, just washed ashore. I share my walk in the early morning rain....

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Canada
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Thomas McCleave