Honored in tradition, loved, feared and respected across every ocean on earth, killer whales have tantalized our curiosity for lifetimes. I had the opportunity to face these intelligent animals on Alaskan waters while cruising with Pauli Davis on Gallant Girl Adventures. The encounter was humbling, unforgettable, and reminded me that truly wild places like Sitka Sound are absolutely unique and imperative to protect that interactions like these, with wildlife on pristine coasts, help us retain our connection with the natural world and harbors respect for the animals with which we share it.
Enjoy the little video I put together on the encounter.
"Perhaps one of the most beautiful things about killer whales is that they are always going to be a haunting, formidable and utterly mysterious presence moving somewhere at the dark watery edge of our world." Richard Nelson