A male killer whale’s dorsal fin can grow to as much as two meters (6 feet) tall. Despite the fact that the dorsal fin is very straight, it is primarily made of cartilage. Orcas travel in deep water and this water provides pressure to the fin, keeping the tissues inside healthy and straight. This photo shows the difference in size between and adult male and female orca’s dorsal fin.
The lodge’s grizzly bear tours after August 24th use the viewing stands on Knight Inlet’s Glendale River. The view of the bears from the stands is from above so the perspective is different that when on the river in the skiff. This photo show a bear just below the stands in a meter and half (4.5 feet) of water. It is sitting down and taking a break from fishing and her three cubs which are eating salmon on the bank about 10 meters (yards) away.
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