Chum salmon spawning sequence 1-08
When the female salmon is finally ready she arches and puts her vent into the red gravel and holds her mouth open. She stays there and the males then rush in.
Photo ID: chum-salmon-spawning-sequence-2-08
© Eiko Jones 2020
Photo size: 19.2 Mpixels (55 MB uncompressed) - 5368x3583 pixels (17.8x11.9 in / 45.4x30.3 cm at 300 ppi)