Yakima Nation Indian fish for salmon with dip nets at Lyle Falls on the Klickitat River in Washington. I stayed until well after dark as I was told they fish even after the sun has set. I didn’t believe them … Continue reading →
Every year, 15 million spawning fall chinook salmon return to their birthplace at the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery on the Columbia River in Washington. Here, an exuberant salmon makes one of its final leaps before it’s “harvested” for eggs or sperm for next year’s generation. I saw the ocassional “leaper” and knew I had to have this shot. But it took me about 30 minutes of chasing them with my lens. In the end I got one!
I’ve been wanting to take on a long-term personal photo project for a while now. Many photographers dream of traveling to far away places for their dream photo assignments but I thought, “there’s a story right her in my backyard.” … Continue reading →