There are a handful of days each season, where such an incredible encounter takes place that it really sticks in your mind for a long time. Every moment, every detail, every emotion felt, will never be forgotten. Today one of those types of encounters took place. Below are some of my favorite photos I took today as almost all eighty one of the Southern Resident orcas were jumbled up together to play, socialize and mate.
NOTE: This was the last time I saw Spieden J8. She passed away soon after this encounter at the estimated age of eighty, but she could have been even older.