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Orcas. The one and only time I've seen them was just the dorsal fin of a big male in Puget Sound near Mukilteo, WA. We got a glimpse of him as he surfaced for a few seconds, like the orca in the upper part of this photo. I would love them better sometime!

Leap Free, Lynn Canal, Alaska . // The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 metres (39–52 ft) and weigh approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unusually long pectoral fins and a knobbly head.

from Rough Guides

10 essential dolphin and whale-watching trips

Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) hunting together, Pacific Ocean, Lynn Canal, Admiralty Iceland, Juneau, Alaska


10 best lighthouses around the USA

Vacationers on Inside Passage cruises in Alaska have the best chance of seeing the Eldred Rock lighthouse in the Lynn Canal, a natural fjord near Skagway.