The Rouge River winds its way to Lake Ontario at the eastern edge of greater Toronto. The river valley is host to a variety of wildlife, and fish – including large salmon – can be found in the river, especially during spawning season. This specimen had been caught in the shallows and clearly gnawed by a predator before it was perhaps scared off. In colour, the photo just seemed a bit gruesome, but in black and white the shape and texture of the fish, the almost prehistoric look of the head, come through. This isn’t the only scene of death I’ve happened upon and photographed. To me, death is part of nature.