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Photo: Sleeping Killer Whale Northern Vancouver Island

An amazing glow fills Weynton Passage off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada as a sleeping male Killer Whale waits for the rest of his family.

Cruising the waters off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia is a spectacular trip in itself but being out on the waters at sunset while a male Killer Whale rests, is priceless. The yellow glow at sunset filling the sky with bright lights flickering across the water is breathtaking but to find a lone male Orca sleeping peacefully at the surface is a miracle come true.

This sleeping Killer Whale was spotted in Weynton Passage off Northern Vancouver Island which is a fairly common place for these black and white mammals to pass through. As the mist from the blowhole of the Killer Whale lingers above, his dorsal fin stands very tall and still with the remainder of its body floating on the surface of the water.

This lone male Northern Resident Killer Whale is either sleeping peacefully until his pod shows up or he has just decided that this is the ideal spot for a little snooze. A ... continue below the picture...



Sleeping Killer Whale Northern Vancouver Island

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Sleeping Killer Whale Northern Vancouver Island
Photo of a male Orca peacefully sleeping in the glow of the sunset off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

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... killer whale will only be seen sleeping for short periods of time, but this could happen many times throughout the day depending on the circumstances.

Their entire life has not been figured out by humans yet and some parts of a Killer Whale's will be kept a secret by members of their own kind forever. One thing for sure that researchers have discovered is, that a Killer Whale in this position is usually having a cat nap. We were just lucky enough to be able to catch the sunset with its glowing yellow hues spanning the sky with a Killer Whale sleeping in its natural environment.

A resident male Orca Whale with a beautiful sunset in the background in Weynton Passage off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia,, Killer Whales off Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Orcas at sunset.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/1000 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 400mm.

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Sleeping Killer Whale Northern Vancouver Island
An amazing glow fills Weynton Passage off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada as a sleeping male Killer Whale waits for the rest of his family.
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