Ian and Julie’s photo is another first in that is has multiple spy hops from a pod of killer whales. I remember the day but cannot recall the reason for this spy hopping. It obviously occurs when the orca want to see the above water activity which may be a fast moving boat, commercial fishing in the area and even saw spy hopping when one the “Whale Research Vessels” was flying a drone to get some pictures. Also note on shore in the right hand corner the campers on the beach watching the orca pass. There are numerous kayak camps along the shore which are very busy in the summer.
Today’s posting is the opposite of yesterdays. We were still going up the river but these grizzly bears were coming down river. It was a high tide and we were about as far up the river as we were able to go in the skiff. We were hugging one side of the river when the mother and cub came around the corner and passed on the other bank about fifteen meters (yards) away. Over a period of several weeks last summer we viewed mother grizzlies and their cubs on a daily basis as we all moved up and down the river with the tide.
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