Pink Salmon on the Cheakumus

Pink Salmon spawning in the Cheakamus near Squamish, BC, today.

This cycle of life is amazing to behold.

Look at the tail fin on that female, abraded down to a stub as she dug a redd — a depression in the gravel and cobble in which to lay her eggs — and then covered it up after a male released his milt.

I don’t know how many years we’ve been heading out to observe this miracle of life-death-life, but we never tire of it.

It’s awesome and humbling.

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