Spectacular: The Bristol Bay's sockeye salmon populations

Scientist captures amazing photos of massive Alaskan sockeye salmon run

By: Catie Leary


 A male sockeye salmon is identified by it distinct hook-shaped beak. (Photo: Jason Ching)

If the realms of science and art seems worlds away from each other, you’d be gravely mistaken. After all, when you’re studying the science behind the world around us, how can you not feel inspired by its sublime beauty? That’s why it should come as no surprise to learn that some of society’s most creative and passionate artists also happen to possess brilliant scientific minds.

One such scientist is Jason Ching, a Washington-based researcher who has spent years studying and photographing Bristol Bay’s sockeye salmon populations. Read more.