+$While Cruising Through+$Kenai Fjords National Park+$, we came upon a pod of orcas in a cove. Our boat cut its engine as soon as we saw them, and we just floated there watching them. One curious orca spyhopped to check us out, then made a beeline for our boat. It was so surreal, the way it’s dorsal fin sliced the water as it headed toward us!
+$“I thought the orca would pass underneath the vessel, but instead, about six feet from the boat it breached! This killer whale was so close that I couldn’t zoom out enough with my camera lens, and this was best the shot I got. When it splashed down, we all got soaked. Luckily, my camera fared well.”