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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sockeye salmon moving up Knutson Creek

This year saw especially high returns of sockeye salmon to their spawning grounds in Bristol Bay. This is a shot of hundreds of sockeye salmon making their charge up Knutson Creek, a spawning ground in Iliamna Lake, Alaska, United States.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Pedro Bay, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Jason Ching