Our long-time Raincoast colleague and friend, Howard Humchitt, sent some amazing photos last night, and he has given his blessing to share.
When Howard is not on our team (or with other research teams) or guiding fishing, he works with the outdoor club at the Bella Bella Community School. This year, he also helped upgrade and maintain the beautiful little cedar cabins that are spread across Heiltsuk Territory.
He went to one this past weekend (and I won’t say where) and he was treated to a very special sight. In plain view and in the middle of the day, this older female wolf was gorging on herring eggs in the intertidal. That’s all the white you see attached to the Fucus (rockweed) algae – herring spawn. In this photo, the wolf seems particularly content with her life where the land meets the sea.
Our thanks to Howard for sharing.
See you soon, Heiltsuk Territory.