Each spring herring mass by the millions along isolated sections of Alaska coast in preparation for their annual spawn.   Recently I had a fantastic trip to photograph the bird and mammal predators that are on hand for this spectacular feast.61-14-9Large rafts of resting Steller’s sea lions assemble between sessions of frenzied feeding.

69-14-31A pair of humpback whales lunge feeding on dense schools of herring.

699-14-4A group of pelagic cormorants rest on an offshore rock.

685-14-1Glaucous-winged gulls by the hundreds begin to congregate along shore as the herring move into shallow water.

531-14-11An adult bald eagle plucks a herring from the surface of the ocean.

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