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Bigg's Killer whale social hour(s)!

May 29, 2016  •  2 Comments
We got word that a very large group of Bigg's (transient) Killer whales were hanging out in Rosario strait, so off we went! We have had rather large groupings and mixing of various matrilines in the area this spring. Exciting stuff for sure! In this particular grouping we had multiple matriarchs and their offspring partying it up! Lots of social be...
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Meeting Big Momma's new calf!

May 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
It was a breezing and adventurous day on the water with Big Momma and her new calf, affectionately nicknamed "Pop tart". Apparently this calf has been quite an active little one! This day was no exception. However, I had to watch from afar as the calf launched out of the water and threw its tail into the air. Our timing was just a little off, but i...
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Sunset with the T77s and T75Bs

May 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
There I was at home with the grill going making dinner for me and my other half. I get a call from my best bud Katie who is clearly totally excited and freaking out! She was on her way home from the ferry and had orcas right outside Friday Harbor. But it wasn't just any kind of encounter, these guy were chasing and killing Dall's porpoise in a very...
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Seeing Hugh for the first time in 2016

May 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Last time I saw "Hugh" our friendly Black-tailed Deer on Stuart island, it was November. I had wished he had a good couple months not knowing when I would see him again. I returned to Stuart island a couple weekends ago and was told by friends that he had survived and was around. I just didn't get to see him. I was hoping people were right and they...
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Calm evening with the J16s

May 04, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
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...
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Earth Day Rainy Red Fox!

April 22, 2016  •  2 Comments
Welcome to my new blog! (Er, well, what I really mean is welcome to my-attempt-to-blog-regularly. I've had a blog in the past but didn't really keep up with it. I've been posting images to my facebook account for quite some time, but I'm finding that I would like a better platform to share my images of nature alongside some of my thoughts. So, here...
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