These photos are not as good as my guests as I was using a small Pentax Opti 6.0 megapixels and running the boat – that is my excuse. But I remember the day in Johnstone Strait off the shore of Vancouver Island we came upon an adult orca that seemed to be teaching a younger orca about breaching. The adult would breach and in less than a minute the younger would do the same. As you can see there were no other boats in the area and this behaviour continued for fifteen or twenty minutes must have been more than a dozen sets of breaching. As a guide we experience many interesting every summer but this ranks in the top ten for me.
The end of May and this mother grizzly and cub has found it’s way to the shore on Knight Inlet. Born in January or February makes this cub four to five months old and a new member of the “Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet Family”. The shore of the inlet has few large male grizzlies this time of the year as they are waiting the arrival of the salmon in August and tend to be nearer the river mouths of the Inlet. This photo was taken several miles from the mouth of the Glendale River our ultimate destination for the day’s grizzly bear tour. But you never pass up a photo opportunity especially one involving a cub.
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