Just A Kelp Blankie
Shadwell Passage, BC, Canada. When Sea otters sleep they wrap themselves in kelp to prevent themselves drifting away.
Steller Sea Lions, Queen Charlotte Strait, BC, Canada. Sea lion haulouts are usually on remote and exposed rocks close to food sources. And they can be very noisy smelly places with everyone jostling for the best position.
I'm Too Sexy for this Rock
Stellar Sea Lion, Queen Charlotte Strait, BC, Canada. Male Steller Sea Lions defend a territory during breeding season and mate with sny willing female that passes by.
Johnstone Strait, BC. These Harbour Seals have the most amazing colours and patterns in their coats and each seal is individually recognizable by their markings.
Nuchatlitz Provincial Park, BC
Khutze Inlet, Great Bear Rainforest, BC
Pacific White-sided Dolphin. Johnstone Strait, BC, Canada.
Johnstone Strait, BC. Pacific white-sided dolphins love to bow ride. While experts can't say for sure why they do it, anecdotal evidence suggests that its at least partly for fun
Johnstone Strait, BC. Pacific White-sided Dolphins are extremely agile and acrobatic. They are often seen swimming alongside boats when they frequently leap from the water to perhaps get a better view above the surface.
Johnstone Strait, BC. Pacific white-sided dolphins travel in pods that can sometimes include as many as 1,000 individuals
Down to the Depths
Humpback Whale. Broughton Archipelago, BC, Canada. Humpback whales can be individually identified by the marks and edges of their tails.
Biggs (Transient) Orcas, Johnstone Strait, BC. Orcas live in close-knit family groups their entire lives led by a matriarch, usually the eldest female in the group.
Power and Grace
Humpback Whale, Queen Charlotte Strait, BC, Canada. A whale needs tremendous power to breach but somehow still manages to look so graceful.
Jumping for Joy
Humpback Whale, Queen Charlotte Strait, BC, Canada. I was on a boat travelling in the waters around Vancouver Island, BC when I saw this whale breaching several times in quick succession. There are many theories on why whales breach but I believe there must be at least some fun involved!
Johnstone Strait, BC, Canada. A Northern Resident killer whale spyhops to get a good look at action above the water. It is the equivalent of a human treading water
Northern Resident Orca, Johnstone Strait, BC. This is Surf (A66) travelling through BC waters. His mother Sonora (A42) and siblings were close by.
A Whales Smile
Great Bear Rainforest, BC
Sunshine Coast, BC. Two Harbour seals snooze on a rock at sunrise
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