An awesome sight to see, a Mom and her baby spyhopping in Johnstone Strait of Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Out of the blue the pod that these orca whales belong to starting spy hopping and playing in the kelp nearby. These northern resident killer whales seemed to be checking out their surroundings by spyhopping, it is believed that their sight is as good above the water as it is underwater.
Orca Whales are the largest member of the dolphin family, and this day proved that they can be as playful as their relatives. Make sure to read our story about Whale Watching in BC, British Columbia.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1DS, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/640 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 190mm.
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