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Orcinus orca


A pod of at least 5 with one baby. The one in the first photo is the calf; you can tell a calf by both the size and also because instead of white markings they are somewhat of a pale orange. The day before I took these photos, they were seen by many local people teaching the calf how to hunt here. They were attacking a sea lion but not killing it and tossing it around in the water so they could teach the calf how to do it.


In the channel near the harbor very close to town.


In the winter and spring the orca come into the channel more often, and people can observe them right from shore. I see them offshore somewhat frequently in the summer, but I have not seen them in the channel in the summer.

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Kodiak, Alaska, USA

Spotted on May 8, 2019
Submitted on Jul 11, 2019

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