New pics added, courtesy Elston Hill (click images to see larger version/slideshow): aOrcas at Home_0039 aOrcas at Home_0033 aOrcas at Home_0029a aOrcas at Home_0025a aOrcas at Home_0216 aOrcas at Home_0115 aOrcas at Home_0066a aOrcas at Home_0062 aOrcas at Home_0044 aOrcas at Home_0076 [caption id="attachment_78188" align="aligncenter" width="489"]WhaleWatchers3TP101714 Somewhere out there, in the water beyond this crowd of onlookers, were 50-60 Orca Whales who swam past Burien’s Three Tree Point Friday afternoon (Oct. 17).[/caption] [caption id="attachment_78187" align="aligncenter" width="490"]Whales2 This Photographer told us that he could see large fins – up to four feet high – sticking out of the water, just to the right of the small NOAA boat, heading north.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_78186" align="aligncenter" width="490"]Whales3 Like fans (groupies?) of a popular band, thousands of people follow Orcas (and other whales) fanatically throughout the Puget Sound area via the internet.[/caption] A large pod – some say between 50-60 – of Orca Whales swam past Burien’s Three Tree Point Friday afternoon, Oct. 17. And with it came a group of 8-10 whale watchers, who track the creatures via a website (and Facebook page) of the Orca Network. Many a fin was breached, often followed by “oohs” and “aahs” from the rapt audience. A media helicopter overhead caught the attention of many residents. Also seen near the pod was a small craft that apparently belongs to NOAA, which monitors the animals. Most of the onlookers however were alerted to the event from the Facebook page of the Orca Network: https://www.facebook.com/OrcaNetwork]]>

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2 replies on “PHOTOS: Large pod of Orca Whales swims past Three Tree Point Friday”

  1. Thank you for sharing! Wild and free. Family all together. The way nature intended. The way captivity destroys.

  2. AHHHHHHH!!!!
    Every time this happens, I end up having not been on my SUP.
    I want to see this so bad!!!

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