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Orcas- at the bottom of my garden!

By HelenMarie  
I waited and walked backwards and forwards along the headland for 3 hours to catch sight of this pod of orcas. I had heard they were slowly making their way around the coast to the bay where I live. I couldn't believe it when they swam right up to where I was standing - I actually couldn't take photos at one point because they were so close; I could have reached down and touched them!

I took hundreds of photos - many of just fins but plenty that were not Smile

Tags: Shetland Whale Wildlife and nature Orcas

Voters: Alan_Baseley, nanpantanman, leo_nid and 38 more

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ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
30 Jul 2017 8:33PM
Wonderful! All the shots are good.
What an experience.
30 Jul 2017 8:34PM
How fantastic for you - they are marvellous creatures Smile
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
30 Jul 2017 8:34PM
How fabulous 😁
30 Jul 2017 8:36PM
Wow! Very special!

Dave.
MalcolmM Plus
15 1.6k 5 Scotland
30 Jul 2017 8:37PM
Great pictures - must have been a great experience !
30 Jul 2017 8:45PM
Great set
30 Jul 2017 9:00PM
How fantastic. Cathy
laura1 16 8
30 Jul 2017 9:32PM
awe! you are so lucky!! ...I envy you but in a good way! Grin
thank you so much for sharing these wonderful set of images with us!
did you know that orcas are actually dolphins?

Laura
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
30 Jul 2017 9:38PM
Very special moment Helen, beautiful image to match !!
Ron
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
30 Jul 2017 9:47PM
Those fins == so very interesting-- Your first variation is a stunning image!
30 Jul 2017 10:31PM
What a wonderful experience, Helen.

RichardSmile
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
30 Jul 2017 10:48PM
To be so close - what a wonderful experience; and the images......................unbelievably good.
Joan
30 Jul 2017 10:48PM
Stunning images. Well captured.
tonyguitar 8 77 37 Canada
31 Jul 2017 2:37AM
Life can be thrilling...eh? Lovely images you will treasure. These clever giants attack big shark as well as seals. If they learn what we dump into the oceans, we could be next. Hope we smarten up soon. TG
Bantu 7 7 1 India
31 Jul 2017 7:16AM
Fantastic focus and captures.

Vikram
vivdy 9 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2017 7:21AM
I am speechless . Viv
IreneClarke Plus
5 1.3k 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2017 2:39PM
Your patience was rewarded what a fabulous experience.
31 Jul 2017 8:17PM
Great set of captures.
Your narrative is compelling too. SmileSmile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2017 8:21AM
AMAZING! This is so special Helen! Something I hope to see one day! Sorry I am out of awards...
I think you must rent the bottom of your garden for us mere mortals with a camera when the migration starts...
Isabel GrinGrin
tonyguitar 8 77 37 Canada
9 Aug 2017 4:10PM
Gotta have these orcas in my favourites folder. TG

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