These salmon are a bit livelier, having just arrived to their spawning area. After about 4 years at sea, they've returned to where they were born and are ready to lay their eggs.
The fish basically move in place, with just a little splashing and a few tiny darts as they hover over the bottom of the shallow river where their eggs will be buried.
If you look closely, you can see lots of battle scars from close calls with predators, rocks, and fishing nets. They've escaped death, only to die here.
Dinner last night: barbecue chicken, green salad
Exactly one year ago: