WOLVES OF THE SEA

The Orca or killer whale is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. The killer whale is one of the world's most powerful apex predators. Orca males can weigh up to 8,000 lbs and grow 20-26 feet long with a dorsal fin rising 6 feet high. Orcas are highly social, some populations are composed of matrilineal family groups (pods) which are the most stable of any animal species.

TURN POINT LIGHTHOUSE

TURN POINT LIGHTHOUSE

ORCA RISING

ORCA RISING

NOAA RESEARCH BOAT

NOAA RESEARCH BOAT

PLAYFUL ORCAS

PLAYFUL ORCAS

MALE DORSAL FIN

MALE DORSAL FIN

SHALLOW BAY SUNSET

SHALLOW BAY SUNSET

BLOWING RAINBOWS

BLOWING RAINBOWS

GATHERING

GATHERING

ORCAS

ORCAS

THE WOLF PACK

THE WOLF PACK

TAIL SLAPPING

TAIL SLAPPING

ORCA FAMILY

ORCA FAMILY

PATOS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

PATOS ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

WHALE PURSUIT

WHALE PURSUIT

ORCA PAIR

ORCA PAIR

TWO OF KIND

TWO OF KIND

ORCAS & SAILBOAT

ORCAS & SAILBOAT

PASSING MT. BAKER

PASSING MT. BAKER

PACIFIC HARBOR SEAL

PACIFIC HARBOR SEAL

MT. BAKER ORCA

MT. BAKER ORCA