Alaska's Orcas

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D04_8161 (by Julio Bulnes Photo)

Wasn’t able to find a match in the ID catalogues…perhaps this is an uncatalogued male!

orcaobsession:

D04_8161 (by Julio Bulnes Photo)

Wasn’t able to find a match in the ID catalogues…perhaps this is an uncatalogued male!

posted 3 days ago with 27 notes
freewilly by icybluerose87 on Flickr.AK12 Eldorado, one of the most commonly sighted whales in the Kenai Fjords! I’ve found more photos of him and his family online than any other family group.

freewilly by icybluerose87 on Flickr.

AK12 Eldorado, one of the most commonly sighted whales in the Kenai Fjords! I’ve found more photos of him and his family online than any other family group.

posted 4 days ago with 24 notes
Orcas by Steve Schar on Flickr.

Orcas by Steve Schar on Flickr.

AD11s; the female appears to be AD11 Aurora with her 2012 calf, AD48.

Photo by Raven Sky.

AD11s; the female appears to be AD11 Aurora with her 2012 calf, AD48.

Photo by Raven Sky.

posted 5 days ago with 6 notes
AK1 Hive, August 2012.

Photo big TXPD.

AK1 Hive, August 2012.

Photo big TXPD.

posted 5 days ago with 12 notes
She’s alive!

My most cherished orca, AB17 Nellie Juan, was recently sighted in the Kenai Fjords. I hadn’t been able to find photos of her or reports for quite some time, and at 57 years old, I feared she was dead. But this new photo shows otherwise :) 

This is Nellie Juan and her son, AB43 Eshamy. I had the privilege of seeing them in person 2 years ago. 

I am so happy she is still out there. 

Photo by Ramya K.

She’s alive!

My most cherished orca, AB17 Nellie Juan, was recently sighted in the Kenai Fjords. I hadn’t been able to find photos of her or reports for quite some time, and at 57 years old, I feared she was dead. But this new photo shows otherwise :)

This is Nellie Juan and her son, AB43 Eshamy. I had the privilege of seeing them in person 2 years ago.

I am so happy she is still out there.

Photo by Ramya K.

posted 5 days ago with 61 notes
orca_6670 by Baffledmostly on Flickr.AK12 Eldorado in the Kenai Fjords.

orca_6670 by Baffledmostly on Flickr.

AK12 Eldorado in the Kenai Fjords.

posted 5 days ago with 23 notes
Eva Saulitis, orca researcher and author of Into Great Silence, participating in a photo ID session in the Kenai Fjords with the AD5s.

Eva Saulitis, orca researcher and author of Into Great Silence, participating in a photo ID session in the Kenai Fjords with the AD5s.

posted 6 days ago with 22 notes
A beautiful new photo from today in Kayaker’s Cove! 

Photo by ilmondodigea on Instagram.

A beautiful new photo from today in Kayaker’s Cove!

Photo by ilmondodigea on Instagram.

Recently in Ketchikan, Alaska, some fishermen had the experience of a lifetime.

A desperate Steller sea lion was being pursued by transient orcas and attempted to take shelter under the fishermen’s boat. Unfortunately for the sea lion, the boat left and he ended up being tossed into the air by the orca.