Orca Sighting!

This afternoon as I lounged in the hot tub I was treated to a rare sight…orcas (sometimes called killer whales) in Victoria Harbor!!! What a treat! An adult and three juveniles swam into the harbor among the boats and seaplanes, turned the corner in the inner harbor, and swam under the bridge to the upper harbor. That hasn’t happened in many years. I didn’t have my camera in the hot tub, but here’s a photo taken by someone in the harbor:

Here’s a link to tonight’s news broadcast:


Here’s a link to a Victoria news site with lots of pics:


The show wasn’t over! Thirty minutes later a sea otter swam by, exploring the shoreline. No camera again, but here’s a stock image that looks like my afternoon visitor.

Just another day on the Salish Sea.


About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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4 Responses to Orca Sighting!

  1. Carolyn Raham says:

    That is very impressive! What a blessing to see those creatures!!👍

  2. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    Ah, speaking of being in the right spot at the right moment! Wow! What? You did not have your camera at hand when you were in the hot tub? This is negligence of a higher order! What a stunning show this must have been, and you probably won’t be accused of having come too close to the orcas. Did you make sure you stopped your engine? Did the orcas come as refugees from the US waters? Were they protesting Trump’s doings? Showing their support for Trudeau? You can bet that pixes will come out of orcas in Victoria inner harbor as promotion for ecotourism in BC. Of course, when I go next to Victoria and the orcas do not appear, I shall take it personally.
    This is wonderful; continue enjoying and sending pixes.

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