Nestled alongside Canada's south west coast, Vancouver Island is home to the richest Pacific wildlife. Sea lions and killer whales are among the marine predators enjoying the abundant seafood in the surrounding waters, while black bears, marmots and beavers enjoy the rich pickings on land.
But each fall, the islands inhabitants must adapt and prepare to face the coming winter. Some will leave, among them humpback whales and turkey vultures who migrate to warmer climes. For those who stay, anticipation builds as they await the return of the pacific salmon. Millions of these fish travel over 4000 miles to reach their breeding grounds in the rivers and streams of North America. But to make it to their goal they must face their many predators, from egg-eating birds to eagles and black bears, all of which rely on this feast to survive the winter ahead.