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A Modern Encounter
Enjoying Boulder Creek
Electric City, Vancouver BC
Dragonfly sitting on crinum bloom with sunlit wings
Pirate's Cove, sea urchin looking sharp
Pirate's Cove,  sea urchin with a fish friend
Reflection of house on pilings, Ketchikan.
Floathouse on the Stikine River
Winter wind storm, Sitka
Exploring Moraine Lake
Tsimshian Dancers, Metlakatla Native Reserve
Three orcas in Chatham Strait
Embankment, Fallen Leaf Lake
Harbor Seal at South Sawyer Glacier
Evening by the River
Golden Gate Bridge with Mountainous Backdrop
Desert Visitor
Centro Havana, Cuba
American History Intersection
Mt. Stanserhorn, Swiss Alps
Relaxing
Curious Zayn
Hand Self Portrait
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Three orcas in Chatham Strait

A pod of orcas (killer whales) approached the boat, moving under and around us for a few minutes. Orcas are fairly elusive in S.E. Alaska so to have them actually approach and display playful behavior was quite a treat. A common misconception is that they are members of the whale family. They are, in fact, the largest mammal in the dolphin family.

TAGS: Alaska, United States

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Sitka, Alaska, United States of America
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© Larisa Manewal.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2014
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 23, 2015, 11:51 a.m.
Camera Make: FUJIFILM
Camera Model: X-T1
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f16
ISO: ISO1000
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PHOTO LOCATION Chatham Strait, Alaska, United States of America