A killer whale’s inverted Tail Lob – while on its back, it raises its flukes above the water’s surface and brings them down with force. This type of behavior is often viewed when the whales are in close contact with their pod or grouped together with other pods and seems to be a form of communication. Whether tail slapping is a friendly or an aggressive form of behaviour is not proved beyond a doubt but a majority of the times it seems to be a playful thing especially within the Northern Resident Whales that are in our viewing area. The sound that echoes after a tail slap can be very loud.
A grizzly bear tour from the lodge is always easier on the guide when you arrive at the viewing stand to the site in this picture. Most days we are in the second viewing stand so you do not have the weir in your photos. A little more natural. Yes there are just as many bears at the other stand less than one hundred yards (meters) away. Unlike the grizzly of Alaska the bears of Knight Inlet do not do a lot of fighting as there is an abundance of food for the number of bears so they are to busy eating. By count there are more than forty bears in Glendale River viewing area.
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