It’s been a while since I last visited the Rio Grande Bosque. It’s such a pretty place. I love the smell of the cottonwoods.
I’m impressed that salmon can find their way back to the river system that the hatched in. They have such an interesting lifecycle. I like that many types of salmon put on a burst of color as they near the scheduled end of their lifespan. I’m always surprised by the variety of creatures in the world. I took this photograph of a salmon run in a small stream tributary of the Chilkat River north of Haines, Alaska.
I took this photograph in an open valley south of the Alaska Range. The valley floor was a carpet of bright green wetlands that were divided up by interesting glacial geographic features. The hill slopes were covered in ripe blueberries and the valley floor was dotted with a few small groups of caribou. It was a beautiful place.