Wolves of the Sea IV

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Whale watching cruises in the Pacific Northwest provide a great opportunity to see Orca (Killer Whales) in abundance. That first fin sighting is a rush and seeing the Orca swimming so close always puts a smile on your face. Even more so when they pop up to take a look at you too!

Killer Whale Orca Whale Watching San Juan Islands Lopez Island Victoria Clipper
That first sighting
Killer Whale Orca Whale Watching San Juan Islands Lopez Island Victoria Clipper
Wolves of the sea
Killer Whale Orca Whale Watching San Juan Islands Lopez Island Victoria Clipper
This was a transient pod of Orca
Killer Whale Orca Whale Watching San Juan Islands Lopez Island Victoria Clipper
Team work
Killer Whale Orca Whale Watching San Juan Islands Lopez Island Victoria Clipper
The wolf pack!
Killer Whale Orca Whale Watching San Juan Islands Lopez Island Victoria Clipper
Beautiful creatures
Killer Whale Orca Whale Watching San Juan Islands Lopez Island Victoria Clipper
Working together on the hunt for fish
Killer Whale Orca Whale Watching San Juan Islands Lopez Island Victoria Clipper
The pods work very efficiently in rounding up their prey
Killer Whale Orca Whale Watching San Juan Islands Lopez Island Victoria Clipper
All whale watching boats converge to the waters near Lopez Island once the word is out that Orca pods are out there (the tour groups work together to communicate locations)
Killer Whale Orca Whale Watching San Juan Islands Lopez Island Victoria Clipper
An Orca comes up to say “hello”!
Killer Whale Orca Whale Watching San Juan Islands Lopez Island Victoria Clipper
“I am watching you watching me!”
Killer Whale Orca Whale Watching San Juan Islands Lopez Island Victoria Clipper
Time to go
Killer Whale Orca Whale Watching San Juan Islands Lopez Island Victoria Clipper
Yes Orca are pretty big!

My summer trip out to the San Juan Islands with Victoria Clipper didn’t fail with numerous sightings of small transient pods out on feeding runs near Lopez Island. If you are in the region during summer its something not to be missed!

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