August 26, 2007
This morning in Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal on the western side of Admiralty Island there was a meeting of many pods of Orca - all northbound. These events are always an exciting time as groups come together to socialize and possibly mate.
There were many tens and possibly over a hundred diffeent animals spread out over several miles. Small groups could be seen on both sides of the channel...a true superpod!
This adult bull breached several times just as several groups approached Point Retreat on the north end of Admiralty Island.
Orca bulls mate outside of their own pods so perhaps this animal was demonstrating his physical fitness to the other Orca in the area.
What beautiful form and technique! Surely all this energy must have enticed a female from another pod!