Bear Neccessities

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Stephen Oachs

The circle of life could not be more evident than when one witnesses a river full of Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) during their annual spawn, where adult sockeye return to their home streams from the ocean in order to deposit and fertilize their eggs, and die. Just prior to spawning, they will change from the silvery blue of a fresh run fish from the sea, to the vibrant colors you see here.

Location: Katmai Alaska


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