Sunday, August 15, 2010

Stunning evening with Transient Orcas! Aug 14th, 2010

Here are a few images from our Stunning evening encounter with Transient Orcas, including T31!

We encountered these Orcas a few miles south of Seabird and it was a most unexpected but pleasant surprise:) This was also a very rare event in which we had a group of 11 Transient Orcas traveling together, usually they are found in smaller groups. We did identify one male as T31 and possibly T19B, but are awaiting positive I.D's by Ron Bates, MMRG.

The Orcas were in a tight resting formation as they moved through the Strait Of Juan De Fuca. Despite the sun already setting we managed to follow the Orcas for a good hour and we left them heading towards Dungeness Spit.

The colours in the sky and water made for a stunning evening trip and one I will not soon forget!

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