Orcas in the Mist




Just outside Nanaimo, BC, we ran upon several pods of Orca “Killer” Whales. One small pod of only a few individuals passed our boat very closely, giving us great photo opportunities to capture them as they traveled in the waters. Just as we began photographing them, several of the whales began “spouting” as they reached […]

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Orca Facts




An adult Orca heading straight toward our boat, Delphinus, in British Columbia, near the Johnstone Strait: Inside the wonderful museum at Telegraph Cove, BC (The Johnstone Strait Killer Whale Interpretive Center), there are some awesome displays of whale and other marine mammals, but most of the museum deals with the Orca “Killer” Whale. Several posters […]

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Researcher’s Cove




After some wonderful hours with the Orcas, we stopped at Researcher’s Cove to tour a research station and talk to another whale researcher. With the setup of the cove, we had to anchor a short ways away and hike about a quarter of a mile to reach the station. After anchoring, we boarded our skiff […]

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Orcas!




Day 1 of the 2008 Orca trip was a shortened day on the water. Getting underway, then stopping to meet and learn about the projects of the whale researchers took most of the day. Towards the end of the day, we left Sointula harbor and began our official orca journey. Stopping on Village Island for […]

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Fun Friday: BC Redneck




During my 2008 Orca Whale trip through the waters of British Columbia, this interesting sight motored by us: I’m guessing that this area is very much like the Inside Passage area of Alaska … very few roads, so in order to move a home, you must convert your home into a “trailer home”.  :o) Photographic […]

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A Great Start!




Over the next few posts, I’m going to share some images captured along the orca-rich waters of British Columbia. I was on a 9-day boat ride, beginning at Port McNeill (near the northernmost part of Vancouver Island), and ending at Friday Harbor, off the coast of Washington. This trip was one of my all-time favorite […]

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