Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (Pacific – King Salmon)

The theme for this week’s photo challenge at the The Daily Post at WordPress.com is Inside.  From Sara Rosso…

Inside. I like to snap multiple views of something and often the inside of something is even more interesting than the outside. This canelé (a French pastry) was definitely worth photographing – I’ll remember all those nooks & crannies!  

I like the food theme from Sara, and I’m posting my salmon photos.

Background:  When we first moved to the Monterey Peninsula, Jeff went on a group salmon fishing trip with his co-workers, on a commercial fishing vessel.  Before he left (cooler in tow), I half-jokingly told him that he should not come home if he does not have any fish for me.  After all, I am from the Philippines, love seafood — especially fresh seafood!

When he came home — again, cooler in tow — he looked rather sad.  I said…”oh no…you did not get any fish?  It’s okay honey, I still love you”.

He was playing with me, as inside the cooler was a huge salmon!  For his first Monterey  fishing trip, he caught the first salmon — and the heaviest one — which won him a cash prize and a Home Depot gift certificate.  Lucky!  There were also rock cods in the cooler.

So you see…a little pressure is not such a bad thing!

Here are my photos of the salmon…outside, and cleaned (and by the way, the biggest fish I have ever cleaned), and the inside, cut up and in steaks and ready to cook.  It was the best tasting fish we have ever eaten.

Gills and guts removed, all cleaned!


The kitchen sink is the double sink type, and the salmon took up both sink spaces.

Maybe I should have done this cleaning business OUTSIDE…I made a mess.


Salmon inside — many slices and servings

Here are some of Jeff’s photos, before they headed out.

Monterey Bay Harbor, California, at dawn

Monterey Bay Sunrise

Almost ready to take off….Monterey Bay Commercial Salmon Fishing Boat

My other fish and creatures-of-the-sea posts:

On Tilapia – Top Aquaculture Fish, if you have ever wondered about the origins of Tilapia, and if it is a safe fish to eat…

On Sharks

  1. About the 4,000 pound Great White Shark caught in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez
  2. and A comparison of shark attacks vs. number of lightning fatalities, U.S.A. West Coast

On Seahorses

  1. Seahorse Exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  2. Males who get pregnant and give birth?
  3. Seahorses, Magical Fish, about the dramatic decline of seahorses all over the world (the huge economic boom in China means even more trouble for seahorse populations, as seahorses are highly sought after for use in traditional Chinese medicines).

On Sea OttersThe Sea Otter’s One-eyed Peek

About the endangered leatherback sea turtles (which  can grow as big as a Volkswagen bug car!)

About the Philippine Bangus (Milkfish)…the #1 farmed fish in the Philippines and dried and fermented fish, luggage with a special kind of stinky.

20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (Pacific – King Salmon)

    • Salmon is my favorite too! Wild caught and during the salmon season, of course — never farmed salmon.

      Thanks for the comment…I was beginning to wonder if maybe the photos are offensive somehow, as the dashboard shows visitors from the Daily Post, but no one has commented thus far 🙁

      I remember now that some Americans –and others, too– only like to eat fish, fillet style, and do not want to see the fish, and especially fish heads! When we lived in Germany and when I ordered trout, I would sometimes get asked if I wanted the head removed. Coming from the Philippines –where the whole fish is cooked and served– I was perplexed by this question.

      I apologize if I offend…fish is a huge part of my culture. The Philippines is an archipelago nation of over 7,000 islands, and many get their protein from fish.

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  5. I looked hard and couldn’t detect anything offensive! In fact I think it is a perfect interpretation. Perhaps showing the ‘like’ button will help identify mystery callers 🙂 Appreciate the comment on my post earlier.

  6. I’m looking into that ‘like’ button, and it was not easy to find for a self-hosted WordPress blog. Apparently, there are a plug-ins, but the ones I saw had not been tested with the current version of WordPress.

    So I will put it on as soon as possible (unless there are other ideas out there in the blog world…let me know!)

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