May 03, 2008

slow creek

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photo by Donald Kinney

The Lagunitas Creek can usually count on at least one major storm each year, and the deluge usually comes just after New Year's.   It's the signal for the two year old Coho Salmon to return to their birthplace and start the life process all over again.   The salmon are protected, and the experts are always running studies, but their numbers keep diminishing.

As you may have heard, on April 10 commercial and recreational salmon fishing was banned for the season along the coast of California and most of Oregon.
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Stacey Olson said...

Looks like you live in an area full of natures beauty and gifts. thanks for sharing

photowannabe said...

Its such a sad state of affairs. A lot of livlihoods will be hurt. Don't know what the answer really is.
I do like this shot with the slightly ripply water reflections. Nice work as always.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice reflections. Great photo.
Interesting article.
I read the article your link pointed to. It will be tough for many people. Hope they get some help.

Have a great weekend,

Tomate Farcie said...

THIS has got to be an incredible shot, at full resolution, full screen!! A lot of beautiful colors in that water! Hey, what can I say, I really like reflexion shots!

Marvin said...

I'm kind of partial to reflection shots anyway, but this one is extra special. Beautiful colors.

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