Posted by: Anne Murray | August 13, 2011

Orcas off San Juan Island

A large group of orcas, belonging to the southern resident pods, J, K and L, have been feeding on Chinook salmon in the waters of the Juan de Fuca Strait, off San Juan Island.  Groups of the whales were well spread out across the water, and wonderful views were had as they lazed around, feeding and resting in the afternoon sunshine. I didn’t get good photos as they were at too great a distance for my small camera (boats must stay at least 200 m from these endangered mammals) but I had excellent views through my  10 x 42 binoculars.

Resident southern orcas off San Juan islands


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