Some candid shots taken by several of us at the get-together
“The “J” pod is south of us near the point over there and heading up toward where the other pods are coming down. They may all be joining up for a superpod.”
The story of Luna leading up to that fateful day is told poignantly, but with no editorializing, by Mike Parfit and Suzanne Chisolm, in their movie, The Whale.
Visiting the orcas, Wednesday a.m. One of the transient orca groups – Photo by Chris Zylstra. Thursday morning: One of the teams that went out this morning had the good luck to come across a pod of transient orcas. As well as the “resident” pods — the J, K, and L pods — who spend [...]
Visiting the orcas — Tuesday afternoon By Michael Mountain About 10 of us are on the deck of the office at the Center for Whale Research. Some whale watching boats have appeared in the distance, which means they’ve spotted some orcas heading our way and are following them at a respectful distance. A half-dozen kayaks [...]
From Seattle to San Juan Island to visit the orcas By Michael Mountain It’s all aboard the Victoria Clipper for a 7.30 a.m. departure. My dinky camera doesn’t do the Seattle skyline justice on a dark cloudy morning, but we leave Pier 69 for the three-hour journey to San Juan Island, home to the Center [...]
On July 2, Granny J2 celebrated her 100th birthday. They held a party in her honor on San Juan Island, off the coast of Seattle. How do they know she just turned 100?