The Battle Up Stream

A male chinook salmon fights it’s way upstream for a chance to mate.  Photographed next to the Coleman Fish Hatchery in Anderson, CA, and in Battle Creek.  Battle Creek is both a threatened salmon habitat and a habitat supported by state money to be restored. 

This image was shot with a D300 in a Sea and Sea housing with Sea and Sea YS-300 Strobes.  A slightly slowed shutter speed at 1/13 sec. is what gives the image a blurred effect.