Sockeye Salmon, Adams River, British Columbia, Canada

“Every four years, sockeyes come inland from the Pacific to spawn. The year 2010 was the largest run in 100 years, reaching more than 30 million fish. On this day, I waited for the right sunlight, then quietly slipped into the river. Fighting the rush of the current, I positioned myself in front of the fish as they hugged the shore." -- Nature's Best photographer, Todd Mintz

See a slideshow of other photos from the 2011 Nature's Best Photography Ocean Views Contest.