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Salmon, Sockeye....(Oncorhynchus nerka)

Discussion in 'Fish Reference Photos' started by Travis, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

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    Travis... LOVE the head shot!

    Here's some sockeye photos I took a couple of years ago. It was a different camera than I use now; the lighting on it was tricky and many photos wound up way too dark. Still, they are photos of live fish and I do use them when I have the opportunity. I don't believe I've shared these on here before, on a different thread. I used a dipnet to gently scoop them out, photograph them and then back into the water they went. The stream shot... the whole thing was like that for as far as we hiked. It was cool.
     

  2. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

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    Here's a shot of the head of one...
     
  3. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

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    Front half
     
  4. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

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    Here's another head shot...
     
  5. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

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    And here's a tail shot...
     
  6. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

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    And finally, here's the stream I mentioned... not exactly a reference shot I guess but kinda cool.
     
  7. Re: Sockeye

    Awesome Terry! Thanks for sharring! I hope to do a Sockeye this summer.
     
  8. Re: kenai river sockeye

    Where are the fangs everyone puts on trout and salmon?
     
  9. NOAH@aarrkk

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    John, in case you're serious..........the 'fangs' will develop on some salmon as the spawning process continues. These are sockeye or red salmon which are not known for their 'fangs'. It's primarily the chum or dog salmon that develop 'fangs'. Hope that helps.....................but a very good point. When we go through the process of creating individual 'teeth' we do have a tendency to exaggerate..............or possibly/probably we've not developed the process of creating smaller, more subtle, 'more natural' 'teeth'.
     
  10. mk

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    Salmon, Sockeye....oncorhynchus nerka

    Alaska, off the 20 mile river...
     

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  16. Re: Sockeye salmon

    GREAT PICTURES....thanks for sharing them.... In looking at the tipping on the fish, is it a silver tipping on it. Or just some silver showing through.
     
  17. mk

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    Thanks Gene, as far as the tipping it does look like some silver tipping showing through the scales, but not sure if that was from the flash of the camera or not as I don't quite recall seeing it when i was looking at the fish and looking at the pics i don't see it anywhere except those 2. So I dont know maybe an expert can hop on here and let us know. I do know that they are a silver phase color before spawn and this is their spawn coloration.
     
  18. Wolfwoman

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    MAN that's a dark fish!! Pretty tho!! I really need to remember to take better pics of the ones I get.,.. rather than just eatin em...lol
     
  19. JHardman

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    These are from a trip to the Russian River in early August.
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    Hope they are helpful!