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