New pics added, courtesy Elston Hill (click images to see larger version/slideshow):

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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).
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.
Like fans (groupies?) of a popular band, thousands of people follow Orcas (and other whales) fanatically throughout the Puget Sound area via the internet.

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:

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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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