Sometimes the Minke Whales Steal the Show!!

Sometimes minke whales steal the show from the orcas! On this particular day late last month we saw J-pod orcas off the west side of San Juan Island, but multiple minke whales put on an amazing show out at Hein Bank by lunge feeding at the surface.  We know everyone wants to see orcas but sometimes other species can be the highlight.  Every day is different out here and you never know what you’re going to get until you get out on the water.  Check out some photos from that day and look for all the bait fish jumping out of the water as the whales fed. Photographer/Naturalist Bart Rulon