Wednesday, April 27, 2011

O for Orcas

A good way to enjoy a whale watching experience while in Port Townsend is to hop aboard one of the Puget Sound Express vessels at Point Hudson Marina. Skipper Pete Henke and his family do a great job providing wildlife viewing and a ferry service between Port Townsend and Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands. The orcas seen here are members of J Pod, one of three distinct groups or families of resident whales found in the waters around the San Juan Islands. More photos of this group can be seen here.

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8 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Quite impressive!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Meryl said...

Beautiful. I went kayaking in Alaska and a small pod of orcas swam right past. Incredible.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Cool! I'd like to see that all in person one day.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

My letter O, come and see.

Wanda said...

What a great shot. Would love to experience that in person.

nonizamboni said...

Thank you for sharing a shot of J Pod! Seeing those fins always makes my heart beat a little faster.
Happy spring!

Jilly said...

how glorious is this!

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi Raf,
Your photos are pretty amazing! My favorites are the beautiful sunset you captured at the marina, the boat photos with the reflections in the water, and of course, this whale photo is wonderful! I am putting your blog name on my list of "other nests to visit" on my own blog, Bluebirds and Butterflies. You have an artistic eye which is very evident in your photos. Thanks for including some informational links about Port Townsend, too. Very helpful for people who are considering visiting the area. Hope you keep posting! Have a wonderful day. Kim