Previous T146D Saddle Patch And Eye Patch
40 of 47 from SGang Gwaay

Orcinus orca (killer whale, orca)

This was the first whale of this sighting I was able to identify. The catalog of Biggs Orca lists something like 200 whales and kindly shows both sides of the whale and both eye patches. It took me two passes of the catalog to find this whale and I was somewhat frustrated to find the rest of this party isn't part of the T146 family. This whale (T146D) is famous - back in 2021 she was left high and dry on the rocks of Prince of Wales Island (Across Dixon Entrance in Alaska).

Camera: Nikon D850
Date: Friday, July 14th, 2023 at 6:20 PM
Exposure: 1/640 sec at f4.5
Exposure Compensation: 839 ev
ISO: 200 asa
Lens: 400mm f2.8G ED VR AF-S NIKKOR
Region: North America, Canada, British Columbia, North Coast RD, Gwaii Haanas
Scientific Name: species related to Orcinus orca (killer whale, orca)
Larger image: 2000 x 1333
Raw image: 8256 x 5504

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