I was landlocked all day and hearing about the different orca sightings in the area. When I heard that the J16s had started to come down San Juan Channel I had to take that opportunity to get out on the boat and have a look. Halfway up the channel, I had realized they were not where they should have been if they had kept coming. Turns out they had done a 180 and were out of the channel to the north. I figured I had come this far and it was so beautiful out, I kept going. We only got a couple surface intervals before having to leave. Beautiful night to be on the water for sure. Everything had this beautiful blue tint and the water was glass like. These animals are a matriline from Jpod, the J16s. Last year they had spent a fair amount of time wandering around the area by themselves without the rest of Jpod.
(I recently purchased the Fuji X30 to be more of a walk around camera that would allow me to still have complete manual control. So far I really like it, it's exactly what I was looking for, but still adjusting to how different the color casting is. I bet you can tell which were taken with the Fuji and which were with my Nikon)