Posted by: Anne Murray | July 13, 2009

Orcas in Active Pass

A Friday evening ferry ride from Tsawwassen terminal to Lyall Harbour, Saturna Island, turned into something very special, as the J -pod orcas were heading through Active Pass just as we left Galiano. They came through in small groups of three to five, moving quickly and blowing as they emerged, looking just like the dolphin family to which they belong. One did a little spy-hopping, emerging vertically out of the water to have a look around, but mostly they just moved steadily on through the churning waters of the Pass and out into the Georgia Strait.

I wish I could have got some photos to share but sometimes it is better just to watch and enjoy than worry about snapping pictures. There are plenty of lovely orca photos online already. The beautiful sunset on Saturna was easier to photograph.

Saturna Sunset

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