meet J pod ; )

Orcas swimming off Alki Point | Seattle*

and more…

These guys made my morning, we had someone here installing blinds and all 3 of us just dropped everything and watched these guys at play – they were just right in front of the house and you couldn’t miss them, what a treat ; )
You can look up lots of information online about this pod, one of 3 resident ones up here, and you can attempt to learn the dorsal fin markings so that you can identify the individual orcas but so far that is a bit beyond me. However, one thing that amazed me is the fact that they think the matriarch of this pod was born around 1911……whoa!! There’s also a new baby born last year, oh wait 2010 is the year BEFORE last now but anyway – we could see him (her??) this morning ; )

I think the 2nd video might be better than the first, closer up certainly but in any case much better than snaps from my iPhone so enjoy!


About girlonahandcycle

Natural Brit/Naturalized American wife, mom, grandma and all around old broad still happily ignoring my MS (since 1985 - ha!). Every time it slows me down I find a way to speed back up which explains my very cool Tilite wheelchair and Top End handcycle ..........also my ripped arms ; ) Don't get back to the homeland or to other cool places quite as easily or often as I'd like anymore so theoretically my rambling here keeps me a little more connected to far away friends and family.
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