From the filmmaker:
Iliamna Lake in Southwest Alaska is the beginning and end for millions of sockeye salmon each year, providing resources for developing juvenile salmon and miles of suitable spawning habitat for returning adults. This video highlights the end of the sockeye salmon migration in the streams of Iliamna Lake, and celebrates the amazing life cycle of sockeye salmon that is critical to this pristine wilderness and the many people who depend on this great resource.
Each year as I assist with field research for the Alaska Salmon Program in Bristol Bay's watersheds, I carry around video equipment to capture footage that I hope will inspire people to appreciate wild landscapes like Iliamna Lake and our sustainable natural resources like it's native sockeye salmon.
As always, many thanks to my coworkers and friends who help make these videos possible.