SALMON: A FISH, THE EARTH AND THE HISTORY OF THEIR COMMON FATE Mark Kurlansky, bestselling author of Salt and Cod and many other works
The new Patagonia book, Salmon, arrived in the mail yesterday. I am very pleased to have an image in this outstanding, and very well researched book.
“Salmon: A Fish, the Earth and the History of Their Common Fate (hardcover book published by Patagonia) is Kurlansky’s most important piece of environmental writing in his long and award-winning career. Research shows that all over the world these fish are a natural barometer for the health of the planet. With stunning historical and contemporary photographs and illustrations throughout, Kurlansky’s insightful conclusion is that the only way to save salmon is to save the planet and, at the same time, the only way to save the planet is to save the mighty, heroic salmon.”
AMERICAN ANGLER MAGAZINE | EDITORIAL Bristol Bay, Alaska I’m always thrilled to see my images in print, no matter how big or how small or the location where its placed. Of course the cover shot is the most coveted and then on down the layout list it goes. Often time’s images accompany articles and tid-bits. I couldn’t be more happy to see this image tied in with an article that needs some much needed attention in the day and age of “grip and cringe” and targeting big spawners off their beds.
The fishing media is exploding, for better and for worse. It’s up to those who have the power to say something and do something to act with a voice and a backbone and help educate all anglers to the sport. Fly Fishing is a big hit amongst the hip outdoor crowd now, and although they are consciously eating at the lasted whole food stores in the city, they are unknowingly hurting the very thing they so called love and protect, nature. From hot spotting locations, to fishing when the temps are too hot, to raping big vulnerable spawning fish off their beds in hopes to drop the latest ‘gram, things are certainly changing, for the worse?
Bravo to both the author and the editors for running such a hot topic. I hope to see more articles like this in the future and I hope that those who enjoy nature become more educated in their actions…ignorance isn’t actually bliss. Head down to your local shop to get your copy today, or better yet, sign up for a yearly subscription.
STAGING SOCKEYE SALMON | KULIK, ALASKA Salmon School
This is a photo of a school of wild sockeye salmon staging at the mouth of the Kulik River. Their bodies are transforming its shape and colors in preparation for their last greatest run. When the time is right, they will proudly swim up river give life and to also sacrifice their very own life too. They know their last swim is of most importance. The gloom of death doesn’t exist amongst their great purpose of living, surviving and giving back. They proudly sing their death tune like a hero going home.