As spring rolls around, returning to my rivers to collect more samples and data has been constantly on my mind. I never knew I could form such a deep bond to waterbodies, but I find something so magical about rivers, especially salmon spawning rivers that support so much life.
Here is a family of otters that I became very familiar with during the fall spawning season. It was amazing watching the family work together to catch salmon that were often bigger than they were. I am stoked to get back into the field and reconnect with this amazing ecosystem.
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