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Photo: Lingering Orca Mist Northern Vancouver Island

Lingering above an Orca who has surfaced in the waters off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is the mist from its blowhole.

As a male Orca plows through the rippled water off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, the mist from his blowhole is clearly visible in the lighting. Everytime the Orca surfaces, the mist shoots a few feet above while lingering for a short period of time.

When the water is rougher, it is hard to see the mist, or even the Orca for that matter, but on calmer days, the mist remains in sight. A single blowhole on the Orca's head is how it breaths, leaving the blow hole closed while under water and then it exhales and opens its blowhole just before reaching the surface, causing a gust of mist.

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Lingering Orca Mist Northern Vancouver Island

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Lingering Orca Mist Northern Vancouver Island
Photo of the mist lingering above a male Orca off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

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Lingering Orca Mist Northern Vancouver Island
Lingering above an Orca who has surfaced in the waters off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is the mist from its blowhole.
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