On the evening of July 31st we met up with the J2s, J19s, K13s, and K14s as they zoomed down Haro Strait, presumably to meet up with the rest of J-Pod and the K12s who were off the south end of San Juan Island. When we met up with the whales off Spieden Island, they were all porpoising - always an impressive sight:
It's not easy to photograph porpoising whales: it's hard to predict where they'll come up, and when they do, it's just for a split second before they disappear into their own splash:
After rounding Henry Island, they slowed down a little bit, enough so that we could get some IDs. K26 Lobo was traveling with some of his favorite ladies - his sister K36 Yoda:
|K36 Yoda and K26 Lobo, sister and brother|
And the elder female from J-Pod, J2 Granny:
|K26 Lobo and J2 Granny|
As we left the whales still southbound off San Juan County Park, they were pulling in towards shore and I could tell the folks at Lime Kiln were going to be treated to a fantastic, close sunset passby!