Preparing for the Best by Jon McCormack

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In a British Columbia valley carved by glaciers and surrounded by the Coast Mountains runs a deep blue river rich in sockeye salmon and magnetic to the grizzlies that feed on them. From mid-September to October every year, the run of approximately 1 million sockeyes attracts one of the highest concentrations of grizzlies in North America, presenting a multitude of photographic opportunities.
How it all comes together — how the salmon come to be here at all — is quite a story. Hatched in streams and rivers around Chilko Lake, the salmon spend the first year of their lives in these waters before migrating to the ocean.

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