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Alaskan guide displaying a sockeye salmon caught with his bare hands after the salmon leaped onto the riverbank. Salmon leap out of the water from time to time…this fellow ended up on the bank of the stream instead of the water.
Margot Creek, southwest Alaskan wilderness.
Canon 40D, Canon 10-22mm lens, shutter 1/200, f/9.0, exposure bias .33, focal length 10mm, ISO 400.
August 4, 2008
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Magnificent fish!! Great image!
Aren’t Pacific salmon beautiful? They continually amaze me. Happy to know you enjoyed this image!
Debbie, I was astonished at how fast our guide was when the salmon beached itself by an inopportune leap out of the water. It made for some nice photos of the beautiful sockeye before he joined his compadres in Margot Creek.
love the colours of the fish.
Thank you, elphonline. Sockeye display stunning breeding coloration.
What a ripper, great pic..
Kat36, thank you ever so much!
Thank you, dinghysailor1!
What a beauty!!!
Patty, thank you very, very much!
They are so delicious!! I miss fresh caught Alaska Salmon, there is nothing quite like it in the supermarkets, that is for certain! This is an awesome shot!!
Oh, Sharon, me, too. I adore fresh salmon so much. We’re headed back to Alaska this summer (Petersburg and Sitka) for lots of whale watching. I have it on good authority that shrimp and halibut/salmon boats will be pulling into harbor to sell directly from the ships. Mmmmmmm, I’ll be there in a New York minute! Save some for you! Dinner will be at 7.
Sushi tonight. LOL Awesome capture of this awesome catch.
This fish went on to swim some more although it did keep trying to leap onto shore for a bit after the photo was taken. Isn’t its coloring lovely?
He He, I thought your words were going to be, this fellow ended up on a dinner plate. I have never seen such a fish before. Great capture, you live in a wonderful place.
Nah, this one got away although it kept trying to beach itself on the shore of the stream. On the other hand, wild salmon is one heck of a delicacy to the palate. I actually don’t live in Alaska but find it keeps commanding me to return. Off to spend time observing humpback whales in Alaska tomorrow with marine biology seminars thrown into the mix. I can’t wait and hope I can bring some whale images back home with me.
Aren’t sockeye salmon beautiful in their breeding coloration? The streams run red with these salmon when they commence their swim upstream to spawn. Glad you enjoyed this fish’s image.
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