Marine Life Gallery
Surfin' Buddies
Surfin' Buddies

The summertime fun of three Pacific White-Sided Dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) leaping out of the surf on a sunny afternoon. Port McNeill, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Giving Thanks
Giving Thanks

This Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) floats about comfortably on its back, hands folded giving thanks as he prepares to dine on a crab. The emerald green water is created by the reflection of the trees from the nearby shore. Winter Harbor, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Big Gulp
Big Gulp
Surfin' Seal
Surfin' Seal
Out of the Depths
Out of the Depths
Slip Slidin' Away
Slip Slidin' Away
Breaching the Waves
Breaching the Waves

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching the waves. Note the size of this endangered species compared to the Great Black-backed Gulls (Larus marinus) with their almost six foot wing span. Bay Bulls, Newfoundland, Canada

Terminal Dive
Terminal Dive

A large adult Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) making a terminal dive shows its tail fluke as it gracefully slips beneath the waves. Witless Bay, Newfoundland, Canada

Angel Wings
Angel Wings

A large adult Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) swimming on its back with both pectoral fins pointed skyward like an Angel’s wings. Witless Bay, Newfoundland, Canada

Out of the Darkness
Out of the Darkness

As an adult Orca whale (Orcinus orca) cruises the calm bay waters under the shadows of a cliff, he blows fine water droplets skyward as he pushes the water with his nose and it rolls off like molten glass. Port McNeill, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Blown Glass
Blown Glass

As an adult Orca whale (Orcinus orca) cruises the calm bay waters under the shadows of a cliff, he blows fine water droplets skyward as he pushes the water with his nose, and it rolls off like molten glass. Port McNeill, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Bullies of the Sea
Bullies of the Sea
Just Crusin'
Just Crusin'

Two adult female Orca whales (Orcinus orca) cruising the bright blue waters of the Johnstone Strait. Orca Whale or Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) commonly referred to as the orca is the largest species of the dolphin family The orca whale is a toothed whale whose only enemy is human beings. Orcas live in small, close-knit, life-long pods. The orca whale is sometimes called the "wolf of the sea" because its behavior is similar to that of wolves. Port McNeill, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Cana

Splash
Splash