Salmon Jumping

Salmon Jumping Tumwater Falls Park by Allan J Jones Photography
Salmon Jumping at Tumwater Falls Park

If you go back a few blog posts, you will see a school of salmon below Capitol Lake. (Fall Salmon Run) Once they get up the fish ladder at the dam (not much of a challenge), they move through Capitol Lake and up the Deschutes River… a distance of about a mile or so.

At that point, their passage is blocked by Tumwater Falls (see an Olympia Beer Label for a drawing of the falls, because “It’s the Water”) … and they move through a fish ladder, some rapids, and into the hatchery.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 1000    1/250 sec    f/13


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    1. Thanks, Pat. I’m a little slow in responding to your comments. Sorry. Claudette and I are both dealing with lots of loose ends… our house closes Friday! Hopefully everything goes smoothly.

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