Thursday, October 12, 2006

Salmon Pictures

Woohoo! Blogger is letting me upload pictures!

This is my family on the river bank. L-R Robert, Seth, Aaron and Mom.

Can you see the salmon in the river?

Here's a close up of a male sockeye salmon. Males are identified by thier hooked snout and the hump on their back.

Those are my best shots. I have more but I don't want to bore you :)

~Heidi

8 comments:

Veronica in Aus said...

WOW!!!!! Great pics. Yes, I can see the salmon. Must have been a.m.a.z.i.n.g to see so many of them!

agent713 said...

It was. It was kind of sad because when we were there before there were WAY more of them. Unfortunately the population is struggling. It was still pretty impressive though.
~Heidi

Terri in BC said...

Cool pics - which river were you on and where abouts? Terri

Emmy said...

Great pics!
Isn't this about time of year they start spawning? At least out there? Since I moved away I've lost track of what salmon spawns when :)
Very cool!

Anonymous said...

Wow, cool pics. I had no idea what salmon look like. Was very surprised to see how pink they are...and the green heads!

Martha said...

Fishing for comments, eh Heidi? Giggle Giggle...

I don't see salmon....I see supper! More giggles

Seriously, what a sight that must have been!

Diana Sioux said...

Really cool pics. I've never seen anything like that. TFS!

agent713 said...

Terri, this was the Adam's River, up near Salmon Arm.

Emmy, yes. This is when they spawn. It takes about three weeks to get from the Pacific Ocean up the river to the creeks where they were born. Once they get here they spawn and die. It is a very bittersweet story.

Liz, these salmon are very mature Sockeye (there are five main varieties of Pacific Salmon). The red bodies and green heads mean they are ready to spawn.

Martha, LOL! No I wasn't actually but this is kind of nice!

Diana and V, you are welcome. It is a really neat sight to see. Glad others appreciate it like I do!

~Heidi