July 29th - The T46's and T137's travel up Trincomali Channel

We are a few days into a heat wave here on the west coast so the breeze provided by Keta was a welcome reprieve from the city heat. Our first stop was at Entrance Island to visit with the steller sea lions. We are in the middle of summer and there are still so many of these sea lions hanging around!

 Steller sea lion hauled out on a rock. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Steller sea lion hauled out on a rock. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

 A Bald eagle watching all the sea lions at entrance island. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

A Bald eagle watching all the sea lions at entrance island. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Our guests were then taken south through the Gulf Islands towards reports of orcas in Plumper Sound. We caught up with the T46's and T137's, two large family pods with fins of all different shapes and sizes, and headed north as they traveled. Here are some of the best photographs taken that day by naturalist Rodrigo Menezes.

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

 Upside-down whale! Take a look at those Pectoral Fins! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Upside-down whale! Take a look at those Pectoral Fins! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

 Breach! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Breach! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

 Double trouble! one mid-breach while another splashes down beside her. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Double trouble! one mid-breach while another splashes down beside her. Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

 Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

 Bye! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

Bye! Photo by Rodrigo Menezes.

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