Tail Lob!

Whales in the ‘hood today! We watched J and K pods most of the day from shore in West Seattle. They were foraging mid-channel – at one point there were blows stretching from the north end of Vashon to the south end of Bainbridge. And for the first time ever – we had plenty of binoculars to go around! (thank you, R.E.I.!)

Looking around

They bunched up around 2 and headed north again in two tight groups. We last saw them from Alki Beach, breaching on the horizon. A chilly but thrilling day on the Whale Trail!

Thanks to Judy Lane for sharing her photos. KOMO-TV got some great footage, too:

http://www.komonews.com/home/video/Orca-pod-takes-afternoon-swim-in-Puget-Sound–134715733.html