PHOTOS: Annual herring run in full swing

The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach has drawn plenty of curiosity and interest from people, some armed with heavy duty cameras; kayakers and also from predators like the seals whose distinct barks are now echoing throughout the region waiting to snag a meal or two from seiners. (Michael Briones photo)The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach has drawn plenty of curiosity and interest from people, some armed with heavy duty cameras; kayakers and also from predators like the seals whose distinct barks are now echoing throughout the region waiting to snag a meal or two from seiners. (Michael Briones photo)
The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)

The annual herring run in the Strait of Georgia near Parksville Qualicum Beach has drawn plenty of curiosity and interest from many onlookers, some armed with heavy-duty cameras; and also from predators like the sea lions, whose distinct barks are now echoing throughout the region waiting to snag a meal or two from seiners.

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PQB News photographer Michael Briones snapped some shots this week. To see more photos, click here.

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