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male orca L41 Mega, born 1977 | by Andrew Reding
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male orca L41 Mega, born 1977

These are salmon eating orcas, often referred to as southern resident orcas. They had just reentered the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the Pacific the preceding night, and seemed really happy amid all the leaping salmon. Photo taken from Island Explorer 3 operated by Island Adventures Whale Watching, Anacortes, WA.


© 2013 Andrew A Reding. Comments (including corrections) invited. Photographed RAW, so customizable. Photos are reduced; check my profile page for information on use of full-size originals.

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Taken on September 3, 2013