That fantastic photo of a sea lion having a herring snack on our front page Thursday was shot by Tony Markle of Parksville.
We were scrambling to confirm it was Markle just before deadline last week, but decided to publish the image without a photo credit.
Our thanks to Markle for sharing his great work with our readers. You can see more photos of the herring spawn today on page A1, A4 (another great shot from a reader) and a photo page, A12.
— NEWS Staff