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July 24, 2010

"The Love Boat"

"Soon we'll be making another run. The Love Boat..." These orcas are all about peace, l0ve and fish these days. They have been more active than I have ever seen them before with the percussive behaviors, the amorous behaviors and the feeding behaviors. It is fantastic and exactly what we want to...Read more

July 23, 2010

Of Dolphins And Diamonds

Seeing the San Juan Islands is magical and seeing the orcas can be downright transcendental for some. But, when you can pair those two things with a major milestone in a person's life it becomes a rare and unique moment that makes existence in this world a more glorious thing. It also shines a...Read more

July 22, 2010

Roly Poly Fish Heads

The amount of activity that we are seeing out of the orcas this season is amazing. They seem far more acrobatic and aerially inclined than they were last year. Of course that is undoubtedly just my generous heart making me see more than there really is, but I think it is spectacular. Especially all...Read more

July 22, 2010

What a wind-rocking, whale watching good time we had today!

Today, although the clouds cooperated and cleared way for the sun to shine upon our faces, the wind decided it would continue to bluster all throughout the day. Ah well, we said, and crashed the M.V. Kittiwake through the waves. Onward to Canada, we sped! The whales had been reported in 4-5 foot...Read more

July 22, 2010

Photos from Judy for the Orca Whale Photo Contest 2010

Big Slap! Wild Tail Slap by Judy Jacques I am submitting three photos that I took the afternoon of July 12th while on the boat "Sea Lion". It was a totally fabulous afternoon, a little choppy, but we saw lots of whale activity. We actually had a whale come under our boat and breach up on the...Read more

July 22, 2010

This Just In - Yesterdays Photos by Herb Hartman

Big Slap! Wild Tail Slap by Herb Hartman Marine Naturalist Ashley by Herb Hartman Marine Naturalist Ashley by Herb Hartman Four Orcas Fishing by Herb Hartman Four Orcas Fishing by Herb Hartman Solo Orca Whale by Herb Hartman Solo Orca Whale by Herb Hartman Three Traveling Orca Whales by Herb...Read more

July 21, 2010

Breathing in Unison

Today we ventured into Canadian waters, heading towards South Pender Island. Our safari began when we spotted a Bald Eagle perched on a rocky outcropping near Spieden Island. As Captain Mike slowed the Kittiwake, we noticed a harbor seal swimming with a small fish in its mouth! The bull kelp...Read more

July 20, 2010

Herb is BACK !

Male Humpback Hawaii Herb Head Lunge Hawaii Herb One Orca Whale with Mountains by Herb Saddle Patch of Orca Whale by Herb Marine Naturalist Lauren of San Juan Safaris by Herb Mature Bald Eagle in Flight by Herb Mature Bald Eagle in a Tree by Herb Sally and Casey Whale Watching Naturalists by Herb...Read more