Sunday, July 17, 2011

Breathtaking evening Superpod encounter! July 15, 2011

What a breathtaking Superpod encounter we had this evening with all three pods (J, K & L-pod) together off Middle Bank! The rain had stopped the sun was trying to peak through the clouds and we had flat calm water, with Whales in every direction:)

As we followed the Orcas West we switched from the US to Canadian side of the Strait of Juan De Fuca and the Orcas started to become a lot more active.

Whilst we sat with our engines switched off 4 Orcas appeared a hundred yards off our Port side and we could see some mating going on, it was a breathtaking and awe inspiring site! Incredible to think that the mating we observed could lead to a new calf being born in 16-17 months, which is the gestation period for Orcas:)

A stunning evening sky with various purple and pink hues was are reward as we headed home from another incredible evening on the Salish Sea!

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