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Azhabachie Lake - part 2

Wild ducks flying above the water Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake A group of the Steller’s sea eagles Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake Steller’s sea eagle The lake is about 63 square kilometers. It is surrounded by forest and thick brush. Alt-Камчатка Азабачье озеро In some places the banks are formed by the hills covered with birch forest. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake This is one of the biggest sockeye salmon spawning ground at the peninsula. This «free» food attracts here lots of brown bears (one of them is at the shot). Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake bear Bear family Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake bear A bear is looking for spent salmon (image of Andrey Volchenko). Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake bear We have stopped in the mouth of a lake tributary, Bushuika, to do some fishing. There were lots of dark spawning sockeye in this place. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake Bushuika sockeye Except sockeye, there were many char. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake Bushuika Some of the char were heavier than 2 kg. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake Bushuika char Some char were in spawning colors Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake Bushuika char The others were silver — this is common for the fish from big, deep lakes. Chars were biting spinning lures and flies presented deep. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake char A grilse of a Pacific salmon is caught with a fly. Probably it is a little Chinook — you can see it by the dots on the lower part of its caudal fin. Alt-Kamchatka Azhabachie Lake chinook grilse