Here's a compilation of footage taken over the last week locally in pretty much our backyard, Alouette River. Right now we have a run of salmon coming up the rivers and I thought it would be a great opportunity to test out the underwater footage of my new Contour+ 2 Camera. I also have some out of water footage from the GoPro 2 and a bit from my DSLR that I got separately on a non rainy day.
Originally I had the camera in my hand and as I was very carefully navigating my way around in the water, I would put it in the water to catch the salmon. They are incredibly camera shy though so it was too difficult to do that with the current murkiness of the quickly swelling waters with some fresh rain over the last couple of days. A week ago or so they were just waiting and waiting for the rain with some dying before they could spawn. With fishermen aplenty around here, I'm surprised many made it to this point!
I couldn't help but be awed by the sheer amount of salmon around me, what a beautiful and amazing place to live. Humbling to be a part of to say the least.
If you enjoyed this, please consider donating to a good cause to help research our salmon decline. Our government sure won't get on with it and somebody has to. I have donated multiple times and will continue to do so here. I think it's a good start. More info on why I do that, here.