|A bald eagle banks for the trees with a Pacific hake in its talons|
|85 eagles by my count|
|Baby salmon leaping out of the path of a surfing dolphin|
What this means for the wildlife population in general I don't know but I can tell you this – the emerald green ocean and forests here are absolutely teeming with life this spring!
|A mother Pacific whitesided dolphin and her calf surface in our wake. They are captured exhaling in the split second before they break the surface of the ocean and touch the atmosphere.|
|1/10th of a second later|
|T100c is a young male transient orca (of the mammal eating eco-type in other words) identifiable by the distinctive notch in the trailing edge of his dorsal fin, among other features|
|A mother black bear and her two second year cubs make a meal of salty, crunchy, mussels and barnacles|
Happily for the bears the hunting season is now over and it is safe for them to come out of hiding once again. I'm looking forward to catching a few more glimpses of their fuzzy magnificence before they leave for the mountain berry meadows.