Did you know that orcas are not actually whales (even though we refer to them as such)? They are technically the largest species of dolphin on the planet!
Every summer the endangered Southern resident orcas show up around the San Juan Islands (near Friday Harbor, WA) to prey on salmon. This is a short video of them returning in the summer of 2014. All video was obtained under a federal research permit granted by NOAA for work with Orca Researcher Ken Balcomb and the Center for Whale Research.