January 28, 2014

Salmon Run

{Photos by Victoria and me; wearing Emu boots, Mavi jeans, Aritzia plaid shirt, FrAsh necklace}

Salmon Run at Goldstream Park. Every fall salmon would swim from the ocean to this river to breed. It's an amazing sight. The river would be covered with salmon (and you can barely see the rocks) and there would be seagulls, mother grizzly, and baby grizzlies hunting on the side.

It's one of the most touching things I've seen. The salmon can continue to live in the ocean and eat and happily die of an old age, but they choose to swim for hundreds of miles, jumping up river rocks after rocks until they are badly bruised, on the verge of death and exhaustion to lay the eggs, and then they die. And people would illegally catch these fish at Goldstream after what they have been through!! Gawd I wish bad karma on those people.

In these photos the salmon run already ended but some of the dead corpses are still there. You can see the seagulls picking away at them. The entire river smelled like rotting fish but it was still worth seeing.

20 comments:

  1. Is this anywhere near where you live or lived? You have so many amazing sceneries around, anyone would be jealous!
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  2. Love the photos. The Salmons are very interesting indeed. I remember one time that my uncle told me a story about Salmons which he knew after he watched a documentary at National Geographic Channel about Salmons. :) I only ate salmon once. It tastes good but I hope people will not abuse salmon fishing. :(

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  3. Awwww what a beautiful tradition for the salmon! It's so interesting for me to read and to also see about these things as we don't really have that here in Australia :(

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    Phoebe
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  4. I think I've seen this on Discovery Channel once about this
    tradition of salmons :o love the scenery and the husky
    is really cute <3 Xx

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  5. Such an amazing location, poor salmon... people messing up with natural selection and survival of the fittest.
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  6. I love those kind of days surrounded by nature.. it's always a nice way to spend a day!
    You look beautiful

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  7. It looks like something that Twilight would be filmed at! It's very gorgeous! :)

    xxDenysia Yu
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  8. Some amazing pictures Pop... it must be incredible to see the salmon actually getting up stream... :)

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  9. Beautiful photos. Everything is so GREEN. Thanks to you, I learned something new today. I honestly didn't know too much about salmon before. :)

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  10. That seems like something really cool to see. I would love to go up during autumn and see all of that. Too bad people try to catch them.

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  11. Aww.. so beautiful.. I wish I can be there.. what a lovely place.. so calm & nice!!

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  12. Omg, awesome day out. I've always wanted to see salmons in the wild, trying to go up stream, even watching them get eaten or coming across a graveyard of them would be a really great day out in the woods! Great pics!

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  13. cool pics :)

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  14. I think I saw Elvish people among the trees :)

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  15. I can just imagine how amazing this must be to witness!!! Nature is just crazy beautiful. I would love to see something like this one day

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  16. Hey girl, this is such a cool post! I love that scenery, the third pic of the seagulls is amazing! And your plaid-shirt, so damn cool! You have such a wonderful blog, feel free to check out mine ;-) xoxo
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  17. Nothing beats a casual red checked shirt in a beautiful park. It rinds me of fangorn forest in Lord of the rings.

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  18. LOVE your parka. The pictures look so magical, absolutely beautiful- even the one with the poor dead salmon.

    Paula
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