Monday, August 24, 2015

Salmon run

August 1, 2015.
The day was rainy, as was the night. The filming crew made 2 attempts to film a large bear on the creek, but on both occasions was forced back by the rain.
Taking advantage of the overcast skies, we set off  to the local creek to film the Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbusha).
This year the Pink Salmon run was plentiful. Not the most remarkable as our memories told us, but still great.

The seals were on alert at the river mouth, now and then an individual might make a remarkable hunt at the shallows of the river at the high tide.

Irina has adapted a great way to fish. She waits for a gull to pick up a fish, then a short run... and ... fish secured.

No fishing equipment is necessary. Bonus: gulls are selective. They always pick up 'fresh' female salmon with eggs. Yes, caviar...

In the evening a bear tried to rip our inflatable boat. We had to send an expedition (lead by the Reserve’s entomologists) to scare the bear (and to bring some firewood). The boat was saved...

At the evening the weather started to improve.

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