Forces of nature combine to create unique magic in the annual Spring herring fishery

Herring fleet at night

Herring fishery at night

Once the fishery is open fishermen work day and night , creating the effect of a city on the water when darkness falls. Thousands of gulls swirl around the boats, sea lions bark and the thrumming of the boat motors becomes a unique lullaby

The herring fishery at night, off Qualicum Beach on the east coast of Vancouver Island

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