SteemUSA - Monday Photography Challenge - My Entry - - - Migrating to the Future

in #steemusaphoto2 years ago


A Time to Die

          Every year, from out of the seas the salmon come to spawn, returning to the waters of their birth to lay the eggs, and to fertilize the eggs of the future salmon. Many see this as a peaceful journey on the part of the fish, it is anything but. They must fight their way through rain swollen rivers, shallow creeks with barely enough water to squirm their way to the next pool to rest. Fight through the hordes of fishermen their lines and hooks and nets, jump falls that are ten times their height and hope a bear does not snag them out of the thin air. A fight all the way up to their home waters, knowing that if they survive the fight, they survive it only to spawn and then die. Still they struggle to ensure the future survival of their species. Can we as humans do no less?

127 tern lake fish 10-5-18.jpg
Source: My Nikon D7500, f/5 1/100 sec. ISO-400 10-5-18

          The photo was taken on 10-5-18, last Friday. It was overcast at home so we went for a mountain cruise for some of the last gasp of fall color. Tern Lake campground was in our plans, and we were glad we did stop. We were not expecting to see a ton of salmon in Davis Creek where it enters Tern Lake. It was a nice day for a photo drive indeed.

My entry into SteemUSA - Monday Photography Challenge. Also this is the first time I am trying out the steemitworldmap, that link is the one I used to learn about it. If all goes well they will leave a comment and then you too can learn how it is done.

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Seeing the salmon migration in Alaska is on my bucket list.

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It was pretty cool and totally unexpected to see that many in one spot.

That came out really nice looking @bashadow!
There is so many you can almost walk across
the water without getting wet 🐟 lol

It was pretty insane the amount of fish in there.

Amazing life cycle these fish have.

They can spend a lot of time at sea before coming home to die.

What a nice surprise to find Salmon. It must be pretty spectacular to see so many fish in one place with one purpose...

It really was, we did not anticipate that at all, surprised us both. More surprising was the pictures came out.

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Beautiful photo... I have read of the struggle of the salmon and identified with them quite a bit, actually. I'm glad that you got the opportunity to see this wonderful fish. How disappointed to return home just to die.... Some people aren't even that fortunate.

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