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Teenage wildlife photographer goes to the wild to capture the sockeye salmon run

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He may only be 18 years old, but what he lacks in experience, he makes up for in sheer dedication.

North Vancouver wildlife photographer Martin Gregus Jr – already an award winner – approaches his work seriously. For his project photographing the sockeye salmon run in the Adams River near Kamloops BC over a period of 3 weeks in October, he braved the elements to get up close and personal with the salmon.

His photos will form part of Thank You Canada, an interactive multimedia project for the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017. He was accompanied in his project by his photographer father, BC Parks, and the Adams River Salmon Society.

Sockeye salmon go upstream every year to reach their spawning grounds, a natural cycle that’s a spectacle for any nature enthusiast. Gregus describes it as the “wild, strong and free Canada that we set out to capture.”



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