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Close Encounter of the Whale Kind

Lara from Germany was my assistant this week. She is studying biology in school and also loves the whales.

Lara taking photos
Lara taking photos

We had an amazing experience on Aug 24th when we had the i15′s – Northern Resident Orcas come very close. On Aug 24th they passed CP heading West… one whale turned around and came right up to the deck – it was high tide. He looked at me and stayed in the same spot for a little while looking up. This whale came in so close to where I was… I had to say hi to him… “Hi whalie”, you are so beautiful. The i15′s on Aug 24th on the Johnstone Strait.

underwater looking up at me
underwater looking up at me
I see you
I see you
Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye
Heading back West to join his pod
Heading back West to join his pod
A screen shot from Lara's short video clip, i15's continue heading West
A screen shot from Lara’s short video clip, i15′s continue heading West

See a video that I shot of the whale saying hello…

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I have been enjoying editing photos and video clips at my little editing station in the hut- Lara took this photo of me…

my editing station in the hut
my editing station in the hut

Last night we had some lovely clouds… Aug 25th…

Soft clouds on Aug 25th
Soft clouds on Aug 25th