Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The last of the salmon

November 14, 2010 and it is finally getting cold: 28 degrees, snow on the mountain tops and frost on the ground.

But, life goes on. Here is perhaps the last of the salmon trying to make it up the Pasagshak river.

It never ceases to amaze me how these guys swim in water that is not deep enough to even cover their bodies. What determination...to procreate and then die!

But, alas, these will probably not make it in time. Weather and competitors in the food chain take their toll.

Despite the salmon's best efforts, they will only provide sustenance for other animals to make it through the winter.

Check out Sunday's scene on this one minute video.

Sorry, no classy music today.

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