March 10, 2011
Bristol Bay, Alaska
Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
"We love our fish!" says Ina Bouker, a Yupik native and teacher from Dillingham who opposes the mine. "The salmon always run. But if their habitat is destroyed, they will not come back."
See more photographs from the December 2010 feature story "Alaska’s Choice: Salmon or Gold."