A male sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka

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A male sockeye salmon, showing injuries sustained as it migrated hundreds of miles from the ocean up the Fraser River, swims upstream in the Adams River to reach the place where it will fertilize eggs laid by a female in the rocks.  It will die so after spawning. Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada, Oncorhynchus nerka, natural history stock photograph, photo id 26171
A male sockeye salmon, showing injuries sustained as it migrated hundreds of miles from the ocean up the Fraser River, swims upstream in the Adams River to reach the place where it will fertilize eggs laid by a female in the rocks. It will die so after spawning. Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

Species: Sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka
Location: Adams River, Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
Image ID: 26171
Format: Digital 3:2
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