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Pink Salmon in the Norwegian rivers

Pink Salmon preparing to spawn in a Norwegian river.
Every second year we get an ‘invation’ of the Pink Salmon from the Kola Peninsula.
This is filmed in 2021, and we will have more in this year 2023.
I was lucky to film from the pinks entered the river to the spawn.
Exciting times.

Under a waterfall

One of the most interesting and risky things I do is to put a camera under waterfalls and rapids. In places no one has been or seen.
Here I have found a place where the camera is protected behind a countercurrent in a waterfall. The rocks that the river tried to throw at the camera were stopped by the countercurrent. And that was good, because the glass in front of the camera costs a lot. So then I could ‘safely’ film sea trout and salmon working their way up the ridge.
This is filmed in slow motion, and it gives a good opportunity to get the details. Reality is 3x faster.

Big Atlantic Salmon inspects a female

On a spawning ground, in a Norwegian river, a male salmon can have several femals.
Every now and then the males take an inspection tour to see how far the femals are from spawning.
Moments for the memorybook for a cameraman.

First part of the spawning season the rivers was very low on water.
It was a struggle to get the camera low enough to film the Salmon under water, and be careful enough without disturbing the fish or the nests.

The Salmon miracle

This is a miracle. From a small roe of 4mm, a small creature enters the world. If it gets the chance to grow up, it has the opportunity to become a 25 kg salmon. It will probably not happen in Repparfjordelva in Norway anymore. The government has decided to give NUSSIR ASA, a mining company, the right to dump 30 million tonns of mine waste into the fjord.

Arctic Char

A shoal of Arctic Char is gathering after two months in the sea, filmed right before they enter the river and freshwater lake to spawn. They will stay in the lake for 10 months, before they goes to the sea again.

Hack for Sony A7r II – A7s II

Photo: Arnt Mollan

Most people who use the Sony A7s, A7R, or other Sonys in the same group have sooner or later got annoyed that the recordings stops after 30 minutes of continuous recording. A smart guy has created a app that overrides this problem. I installed the app and tested this on my Sony A7r II for shooting an insect hatch. The camera was recording 4k files for 5 days with a 256GB SDX card that was swapped and formatted every 5.5 hours. No problems. Nor with overheating. The camera was hooked up to a 2.3A 5V USB adapter via a battery adapter.
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