Carcasses of dead sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka



Carcasses of dead sockeye salmon, line the edge of the Adams River.  These salmon have already completed their spawning and have died, while other salmon are still swimming upstream and have yet to lay their eggs. Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada, Oncorhynchus nerka, natural history stock photograph, photo id 26154Add To Light Table
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Carcasses of dead sockeye salmon, line the edge of the Adams River. These salmon have already completed their spawning and have died, while other salmon are still swimming upstream and have yet to lay their eggs. Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

Stock Photo: 26154
Species: Sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka
Location: Adams River, Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
Format: Digital 2:3
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