Off in the distance I see a splash of black and white. I’ve seen this enough times to know that we’re in the presence of orcas.
Short-finned pilot whales live throughout the Pacific Ocean, and this week on the Safari Explorer, we were very lucky to have multiple encounters with them.
Cruising around an endless desert of water, those on the Safari Explorer search in anticipation for some charismatic mega-fauna.
This was a first in Alaska.
Upon approach we noticed one whale turned to two… then three… then eight!