Peter.D.Riley

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Salmon jumping in the North of England

Tabitha aged 9 has sent in this picture and description:

“One day, we went to see salmon jumping. It was an amazing experience. The salmon were jumping really high, flapping their tail fins, trying desperately to get up. When they hit the water, you could hear them slapping themselves against the rock. Only one that we saw made it. He was huge. There were three bits to the waterfall that I went to. Not many got past the first bit, because it was so high. All you could see when they went back down was splashing water as the salmon struggled to get back up. Some baby ones attempted it, but didn’t reach the top of the first bit when I was watching. It was amazing to watch.”

Salmon jumping

Salmon jumping



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