I took a quick weekend trip after scoring a $175 roundtrip on Delta from OKC-SEA to the Olympic peninsula. Olympic National Park is nothing short of amazing, and I really could have spent more days or even weeks there easily. The highlight was a whale watching tour with Island Adventures in Port Angeles. I spent most of Saturday morning and early afternoon watching whales in the strait of juan de fuca, including a nice breach right next to the boat which I captured! What a rush!! Would highly recommend the island adventures / pawhales.com if you are up there.
Polar Enterprise Port Angeles, WA US Coast Guard Station Port Angeles, Washington Race Rocks Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Race Rocks Lighthouse Race Rocks Ecological Reserve First whale of the day Just off Race Rocks Jump! Whale Breach off Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia Whale Breach Whale Jumping in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the coast of Vancouver Island Splash! Whale lands in the water and makes a big splash after breaching Waving goodbye We headed off to find other whales at this point Two Humpbacks Two humpback whales were swimming side by side Get away from me The close whale is on it's side after loud trumpeting, likely being aggressive towards the other whale next to it Slapping the water This Humpback was very angry Making Waves We witnessed the whale splash it's tail back and forth at the other whale More splashing Moral of the story is to not make a humpback whale angry Orca and Silver Muna Oil Tanker Silver Muna going thru the Strait of Juan de Fuca with some Orcas nearby L-pod Orcas These Orcas were identified on ship as being from the L pod Close Orca This guy was right off our boat! Orcas in the distance You can see the one on the right waving it's tail in the air L-pod orca Port Angeles Whale Watch Co. trip Hurricane Ridge Road Olympic National Park Clouds forming off the mountains Olympic National Park Snow Capped Olympic Mountains Olympic National Park Hurricane Ridge Road Olympic National Park Hurricane Ridge Road Olympic National Park Olympic National Park Stream/Waterfall along Hurricane Ridge Road Waterfall Olympic National Park Foggy Trees Olympic National Park Hurricane Ridge Road Foggy conditions along Hurricane Ridge Road in Olympic National Park Deer This buck was really close Lake Crescent Olympic National Park Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park Evening reflections Olympic National Park Glass topped lake Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park Olympic National Park Sign Sunrise over La Push, WA Pacific Ocean Sunrise in Olympic National Park James Island La Push, WA - Olympic National Park Sea Stacks off Ruby Beach Sea Stacks off Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park Ruby Beach Olympic National Park Ruby Beach Olympic National Park Ruby Beach Olympic National Park Near Kalaloch Olympic National Park