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Every year, thousand of salmon make the journey across the Pacific Ocean and come back their birth place up the rivers of Hokkaido to spawn the next generation.  Only the strongest will finish their journey.

The photos and video were taken at a salmon spawning facility in the seaside town of Toyoura, Hokkaido.  Thousands of salmon return to this spot to spawn every year.  The juvenile salmon will be release from here to return to the ocean in spring.

We can witness this awesome force of nature between from September to Nov.

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Chum Salmon at the salmon spawning facility at Toyoura Hokkaido

Salmon in action, powering their way upstream

The Hokkaido Chum salmon with it’s distinctive red markings

 

 

 

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