Sockeye return to spawn in B.C.’s Adams River every year, but every fourth year, there is a dominant run in which the number of fish increases dramatically. In off years, sometimes only a few thousand fish return, but on a dominant year, three million or more can crowd into the river, triggering a Salute to the Sockeye festival that draws tourists from around the world.
Photographer John Lehmann takes his camera into the water to capture the sockeye.
"Salmon Arm goes blue this weekend with their annual Roots & Blues Festival – the largest within BC’s interior. Now in its 22nd year, the festival has gained an outstanding reputation for the variety and high standard of its live shows."