12th April 2012
Fulfilling their destiny to reproduce and die, spawning sockeye salmon head up the Ozernaya River on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia.
The country’s remote peninsula holds some of the Pacific’s great salmon runs, which are popular with visiting anglers and the region’s native brown bears. But road-building for mines and natural gas pipelines in the region is also providing access to poachers who threaten salmon, bears, and other wildlife.
Photograph by Randy Olson
(source)
Fun fact: Salmon scare the shit out of me. I love all other fish, but salmon give me the heebie-jeebies.

Fulfilling their destiny to reproduce and die, spawning sockeye salmon head up the Ozernaya River on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia.

The country’s remote peninsula holds some of the Pacific’s great salmon runs, which are popular with visiting anglers and the region’s native brown bears. But road-building for mines and natural gas pipelines in the region is also providing access to poachers who threaten salmon, bears, and other wildlife.

Photograph by Randy Olson

(source)

Fun fact: Salmon scare the shit out of me. I love all other fish, but salmon give me the heebie-jeebies.

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