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Orca show

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Sunday July 31, 2011

Friday Harbor, WA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: While kayaking in the San Juan Islands, a pod of 20 orcas (killer whales) put on an incredible show for us, swimming within 10 feet, and breaching about 100 meters away.

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29. sgates
1:03 PM GMT on July 22, 2012
This group is most likely a part of the "Southern Residents". One place to get info on these wonderful creations is at http://www.whaleresearch.com/. These guys don't eat mammals.
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28. MNTornado
5:13 AM GMT on March 18, 2012
Very cool photo. Would have loved to have been there to see that in person.
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27. osdianna
3:45 PM GMT on October 04, 2011
....and not one person teased you about "Ocra Show"! Great shot of our whales!
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26. unclemush
4:00 PM GMT on September 08, 2011
Great picture!:)
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25. 10ekips
11:38 PM GMT on August 21, 2011
Great shot Jeff! I was the pool photographer during Penny Palfrey's historic "Bridging the Cayman Islands" swim and we encountered a pod of nine individuals (including 2 calves) of pilot whales. I snapped a series of photos but this one is the best of them. It shows the inflatable with another photographer getting up close and personal with a mother (with the clipped dorsal fin) and the accompanying calf. They stayed around and gave us a show for about 15 minutes before moving on. This was approximately 30 miles west of Little Cayman.

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24. pretzelpa84
7:10 PM GMT on August 04, 2011
Awesome...Beautiful...
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23. LakeWorthFinn
4:24 PM GMT on August 03, 2011

WOW, that must have been unforgettable. I hope some day I can see that kind of a show :)

I think it must have been the K or L-Pod. My daughter has 2 "adopted" orcas from the small J-Pod to support whale protection.
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22. Olbetsy
4:39 AM GMT on August 03, 2011
What an amazing sight eh? 20 is a large pod, do you know if they were resident or migrating? If you saw seals swim for their life, they were migrating, if not, nice to see the resident pod so healthy. Few get to see this in their life, it is really special and I am sure you feel blessed.
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21. breezer
10:13 PM GMT on August 02, 2011
Awesome!!! It didnt look like anyone was paddleing around that time....What is it you leave them alone and they leave yall alone? I would have screamed like a little girl...
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20. SVLover
10:09 PM GMT on August 02, 2011
Holy mole! I would feel pretty small out there in the land of the giants! What an adventure!
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19. Leeuwtrots
10:07 PM GMT on August 02, 2011
Beautiful and incredible, congratulations.
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18. katy99780
3:57 PM GMT on August 02, 2011
OOOooo!!! How exciting!!

Congratulations on this thrilling AC!
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17. backwardguy
3:28 PM GMT on August 02, 2011
Photo of a lifetime! Congratulations!
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16. taniak
3:08 PM GMT on August 02, 2011
Congratulations!!
Beautiful AC!!

www.taniaphotography.gr
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15. mellyweb
12:03 PM GMT on August 02, 2011
What a view, great capture and experience! Congratulations!
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14. tomekandjola
9:51 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
Awesome experience!
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13. fotomacc
8:50 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
Boy! What an experience that would have been. Lucky, lucky you.
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12. Wanda1948
8:16 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
Fantastic shot! Congratulations!
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11. ColoradoKat
7:10 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
What a rush! I would love to see that some
day! Congratulations on the experiene and
the AC!
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10. gingyb
7:03 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
What a great experience
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9. Agris
6:15 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
Interesting and amazing minute ! Awesome !
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8. teach50
4:44 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
This is incredible. What an experience.
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7. DBMT
4:37 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
Awesome
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6. belletrouvaille
4:25 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
Great Jeff Masters, what a surprise to see that you also post! I am so jealous of your adventure. Congratulations on your AC!
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5. CythiaSue
3:06 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
Great job! Thanks for sharing!
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4. trigirl
2:53 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
Oh my word Jeff! I would kill to be in that kayak to snap these whales. Great capture!!
Celebrating life, Debra
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3. hannabanana
2:48 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
I would have LOVED to be there to see it in person! Great capture!!
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2. pegpics
2:42 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
Too close for me, but I love seeing it!!!
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1. got2dogs
2:24 AM GMT on August 02, 2011
oh my!! what an exciting time! thanks for sharing! great shot!!
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