Another Mind Blowing Encounter with the Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales – 3/5/16

The marine mammal eaters blow my mind again ….

T101 with youngest T101B
T101 with youngest T101B

We arrived in their world just as they were coalescing into their troupe of 17 whales, where they all (minus T87 who was off doing his own thing) came together at the surface, laying there huddled in a secret and mysterious meeting (What I wouldn’t give to hear them and see them underwater during a meeting such as this)

The lineup of fins. What I wouldn't give to hear them and see them underwater during a meeting such as thing

T124A2 peeks above as they all drift at the surface.
T124A2 peeks above as they all drift at the surface.

We drifted in the water as quietly as possible (it was especially hard for me to contain my excitement at observing this behaviour) to allow this to all play out, then they all disappeared under the surface for a time. We waited and waited and “won the whale lottery” in a big way when they surfaced and swam under the boat. Score!!

T101
T101
T102 and bro T101A
T102 and brother T101A
T86A4 flopping around as T124A1 tail slaps
T86A4 flopping around as T124A1 tail slaps
T124A2A
T124A2A
From left to right T100B, T124A1, T100B1, and T86A
From left to right T100B, T124A1, T100B1, and T86A

-Tasli

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