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Photo: Female Killer Whale Northern Vancouver Island Summer

The summer run of salmon off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia brings with them the Killer Whales, such as this female seen on a whale watching trip.

The summer months and the first month of fall are the best times to visit Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada as the Killer Whales are scouting the area for salmon. This lonely female Killer Whale has her own plans as she surfaces in the summer sunlight, giving passengers aboard the whale watching boat a close look and a prime opportunity to capture her picture.

A female Killer Whale is the matriarch of a pod of Killer Whales and when they separate for feeding, she will call and they will regroup. The matriarch occasionally needs to remind some of her family members of her dominance and her vocals or tail slapping will become very aggressive. There have been reports of a female head butting, jaw snapping, biting or raking other members of her pod to ensure that they know who is control of this family unit.

Killer Whale off Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, ... continue below the picture...


Female Killer Whale Northern Vancouver Island Summer

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Female Killer Whale Northern Vancouver Island Summer
Photo of a female Killer Whale surfacing with the summer sunlight glistening off her back off Northern Vancouver Island.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/500 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 400mm.

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Female Killer Whale Northern Vancouver Island Summer
The summer run of salmon off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia brings with them the Killer Whales, such as this female seen on a whale watching trip.
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