Friday, August 8, 2008

Red Monsters

Ahhhhhhhh! The red monster.

From ocean silver to river red (and green) these little monsters navigate their way along an epic journey to spawn, spread their genes, propagate and then die a very noble death. But not without a fight! Hence this male has elongated his jaws so he can bite his opponents out of the way and tend to his beautiful princess monsters.

Check out those teeth! I was inches away from this beautiful fish and feared for the my little fingers. Luckily I snapped and he shuffled and our confrontation was over as quickly as it began. Bravo and Respect to the infamous sockeye salmon!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Where Paddling Takes Us

This picture is one of a series of images from Katmai National Park, Alaska. Five days of kayaking through pristine wilderness full of salmon, bears, eagles, and LOTS of biting insects! Its a majestic wonderland that reaffirms in me the need to look after our wild places.