Determined Skokomish River Salmon Cross a Flooded Road While Racing Upstream to Spawn

Salmon Swimming Across Road to Spawn

In 2016, nature photographer Terence J. Alison of Washington State captured absolutely incredible footage of determined Skokomish River salmon making their way across a flooded road in a race to spawn.

Watch salmon battle through traffic on their way upstream to spawn.

The sight of these competing salmon swimming across the pavement is something to behold. Luckily there was very little car activity on the road that day.

Salmon Crossing Street

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.