Moraine Whimsy

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D
8643856/1000000 sec. / ISO 400
State/Province/Region
Alaska
Nearest Area
Katmai NP
Town
Homer
Notes

EF 70-200mm @ 200mm; f/4 @ 1/400 sec, ISO 400

Description

Moraine Creek might be one of Alaska's best fly-out fishing and photographic experiences. You can expect to see lots of non-human fishers as bears are very plentiful at this time of the year. They are all here for the sockeye. After watching a bear sow and her cubs chase fish in the creek for a while I climbed up the 60 foot bank behind the creek to look straight down on its main channel. It came as no surprise that I saw the brilliant red sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) filling the channel in the creek. Their forms rendered somewhat indistinct and impressionistic, tending to blend into one another, by the flowing water, its surface covered with ripples as it passes over them.

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Date Added
March 21, 2022
Date Taken
October 24, 2017