Sockeye Salmon, Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, British Columbia
Sockeye salmon return to the Fraser River in the millions every four years to spawn. They swim unthinkable distances. They swim all the way to Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, near Kamloops, in British Columbia's interior. Salmon are essential to the forests that surround the rivers in which they spawn. The forests provide the necessary shade for the salmon to spawn. In return, bears, wolves, and birds return the fish to the forest to feed and once finished, leave the remains there. The salmon provides the forest with important nutrients. It's an amazingly intricate ecosystem.
All photography by Sam MacTavish, if not otherwise mentioned