A huge school of Western Australian salmon undertaking their annual migration was captured in mesmerizing aerial footage on April 17.
In the footage, the fish can be seen swimming in entrancing patterns as they prepare to migrate eastwards after breeding season in waters along Australia’s southwest coast.
The footage was captured by Blair Ranford who runs the Sharky Aerials Instagram page.
Speaking to Storyful, Ranford said, “Despite being called salmon they are in fact a type of herring, and not at all related to northern hemisphere salmon.”
He added, “On their spawning migration they are targeted by many predators such as sharks, dolphins and seals. And they are also a very popular target for recreational anglers, as they are renowned as a fantastic sport fish.” Credit: Blair Ranford via Storyful