Salmon Fishing at Ambleside, West Vancouver

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Salmon Fishing at Ambleside, West Vancouver

While walking my dog along the doggie walk at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver in August, I witnessed a seal catch and devour a huge salmon.  This was quite a sight.  The seal basically grabs the salmon in their mouth, then crash down on the water to stun and kill the fish. The seal does this several times.  Once he has the salmon under control, he rips the salmon apart and eats it.  It's a little gorey to watch, but much like a train wreck, hard to look away.

Here are some photos of this seal grabbing some sushi for dinner.  This happened where the Capilano River meets the ocean.  The salmon running in this area are Coho and Chinook.  It's hard to tell by the photos, but this salmon was huge, and must have taken a lot of strength to harness, as it was basically thrashing away for its life. 

Seal at Ambleside, West Vancouver

 

Seal at Ambleside, West Vancouver

Seal at Ambleside, West Vancouver

Seal at Ambleside, West Vancouver

What more can I say?  Seal - 1, Salmon - 0.  Hey, a seal's gotta eat, too! 

 

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John McCormack, CRS
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A good job on reporting about Mother Nature and the cycle of life Sally.  Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend in all you do.

Nov 03, 2012 12:37 AM #1
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Very cool! Interesting how nature can be cruel and beautiful at the same time.
Nov 03, 2012 12:55 AM #2
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Lehel Szucs
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that would be a cool sight to see .... amazing how strong some of our animal friends are in their own environment 

Nov 03, 2012 01:52 AM #3
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Than Maynard
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Quick eye and fast camera. Thanks for sharing the shots.

Nov 03, 2012 03:20 AM #4
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
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John - There was a part of me that wanted to jump in and save that salmon, but a seal's gotta eat too!  Hope you have a great weekend, too!

Jeanne & Ralph - So well said - nature is certainly cruel and beautiful at the same time.

Lehel - It did surprise me how strong that seal needed to be for his dinner.  We're so lucky.  All we have to do is drive to the local grocery store!

Than - It was a little frustrating.  There were moments where the seal leapt right out of the water with the salmon in his mouth, but by the time I clicked the camera, he had landed back down.

Nov 03, 2012 03:40 AM #5
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Sharon Tara
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Wow!  This is not something I've ever witnessed.  I can see how it would be horrible and fascinating all at the same time!

Nov 03, 2012 06:52 AM #6
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Sharon - Those seals have such sweet, lovely faces, with those big, doe eyes.  Who knew they'd be so ruthless when killing a fish?!!  I guess hunger will do that to you...

Nov 03, 2012 04:09 PM #7
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