Spy hopping in the middle of the Salish Sea.
They are known to pop up anywhere and without warning. One has be to fast with the camera to capture the action.
This Orca may be Granny, who is believed to be about 90 years old. No longer reproducing, the researchers who follow her say she is a strong maternal figure within the pod hierarchy, often taking young whales who have lost their mother, under her "fins" for security as they grow and mature.
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