10 Oct 12. Today's submission will not be one for your keeper's list, should you actually have such a thing. It is in fact not a very good photo, but it is a documentary of something I don't often have an opportunity to see and I'm assuming most of you don't either, unless of course you hail from Alaska or places similar where such a scene is common place. Driving through the Tumwater Canyon last week we noticed some streaks in the very low river that looked a lot like sticks but, thinking otherwise, I pulled off the road and we got to watch a group of perhaps 12 Sockeye salmon spawning in the very shallow edges of the Wenatchee River. Having hatched here a few years earlier, they had made their way down the Wenatchee River to the Columbia River, across the bar into the Pacific Ocean, survived several years in the ocean, and then retraced their path back to the mouth of the Columbia River and then up to the Wenatchee River and then to where we were watching the final moments of their lives. It was interesting to watch as they circled round and round putting down the eggs and milt but in less than desired photographic conditions with the light harsh, the activity brisk when it occurred, and me without my polarizer handy. Still, you get to see most of what we saw even though it isn't an optimum image. D30s; Aperture Priority; 18 - 200; ISO 200; 1/200 sec @ f / 8.