16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sockeye salmon heart

In a spring-fed pond on Iliamna Lake, hundreds of sockeye salmon gather to spawn. Large aggregations of sockeye salmon typically occur in this pond once they are fully saturated with redds (nests) and actively spawning individuals.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Pedro Bay, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: FC6310
Copyright: © Jason Ching