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.