Spawning Dance

Justin Hooke captured this perfectly timed shot of a salmon on its single-minded quest upstream the Fraser River to spawn above Rearguard Falls. The salmon travel 1200km upstream from the ocean where they have spent several years feeding. Only the strongest reach this far. After they leave the ocean they don’t eat and have to rely on stores of energy to get them to their birthing grounds where they will spawn and then die. Hooke took this photo using a 300mm lens f2.8, ISO1250 with a 1/8000 shutter speed. For more photos see justinhookephotography.com / JUSTIN HOOKE

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