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Fish Orgy #1

Posted by
Mooie (Vancouver, Canada) on 16 November 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

I'll just post this one in the road trip series, but there are maybe a couple others worth sharing later.

It's near the end of spawning "season" for the salmon and the gulls and the eagles were feasting. If you look closely there are carcasses strewn all over the mouth of this little tributary. Man, it stunk! But the light was great and I have accepted the fact that I really do need a real camera.

I am not sure how or when, but posting on this blog has become my most accurate platform for creative expression. It's so inspiring to browse through other blogs and every comment is very appreciated!

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I've had a few real cameras and found out the problem was me ; ] best…jf

16 Nov 2012 6:23am

@ordinaryimages: Haha! I don't know how encouraging that is, but thanks :-)

shervin from Amol, Iran

Zybayst photo frame and focus with good

16 Nov 2012 8:42am

@shervin: zybayst... new word for me.. thanks?

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful framing..

16 Nov 2012 9:08am

@Sarito: Thanks a lot!

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

:) nice title for nice frame

16 Nov 2012 9:32am

@SalSa: Thank you!

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A beautiful landscape. The birds restaurant is superb , well decorated, the colors are beautiful. One problem, the cleaning service is not perfect food scraps lying around. A lovely photo, I love.
Good weekend.

16 Nov 2012 11:01am

@gerard1948: Thanks for the comment! We pulled over because we saw 20-30 raptors circling this area.. mostly hawks and a few eagles. The trees were peppered with bald eagles... and there were still SO MANY fish that were dead and not getting eaten. It was crazy. Apparently it was the largest spawn in decades!

Yalda from Chaloos, Iran

beautiful landscape
lovely photo

16 Nov 2012 11:12am

@Yalda: Thanks a lot :-)

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

wonderful horizon mooie, fantastic ligth, very nice

16 Nov 2012 11:46am

@Melocoton: Thanks a lot!

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful light and misty mountain backdrop!

16 Nov 2012 12:14pm

@Stephen: Thanks! It was such a great day for photos.... my friend had a nice SLR (?) and I was jealous :-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse vue e tiamge sueprbe cpatage et compo splendide

16 Nov 2012 1:55pm

@Nicou: Merci!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

One of nature's cycles, playing out in a beautiful setting. I want to catch the salmon run and eagles feasting in Vancouver Island's Goldstream Park one of these years... keep missing it, but wow, the photo opps ! Those "real cameras" are getting more and more affordable and have great features : when it happens for you, we all benefit, but meanwhile your blog is a must-visit. Keep it rollin'.

16 Nov 2012 2:37pm

@Rick: Thanks a lot for that, Rick! I have a vague recollection of seeing spawning salmon during outdoor school... but this was.... I dunno... just... MORE. Dude, get your butt out here! I could have spent the day in this little spot just taking it all in.. the cycle of awesomeness in the spawn... determination and heartbreak and then of course rejuvination. Seriously... next year. Here!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Impressive image alive! After reading your explanation I understand that it is also the story of a cycle of life and death! Best regards, Adela

16 Nov 2012 3:55pm

@Adela Fonts: Thanks a lot, Adela. Absolutely an experience! Some of these fish in their struggle to get just a little bit further up stream.... I just wanted to pick them up and help them! Such a beautiful thing.... to give your last energy to the birth of offspring.... and then the river and lake shore teeming with life coming to feed on them. It did kind of smell terrible, though... haha

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

You do quite well with your camera. A "real" camera will probably give you a few more options. Keep up the great work.

17 Nov 2012 1:42am

@Steve Rice: Thanks a lot!

Harry from Apex NC, United States

Pleasant landscape (despite the mayhem being laid on the fishes). Good job defining the distant hills with tonal differences.

17 Nov 2012 4:12am

@Harry: Thanks! It was beautiful and kind of heartbreaking

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

can hear them splitter splatter

18 Nov 2012 8:38am

@Lewis: Awesome!

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely shot but not lively for the fish..Ah !! Death is inevitable....

18 Nov 2012 1:19pm

@Devi: I know! I think most of the fish perished naturally after spawning though.