It was an interesting evening. Thunderstorms surrounded the Puget Sound and I was ready for photos, but the storms bypassed Dyes Inlet for the evening. Instead a visiting pod of Orca decided to visit the Far, Far side of the bay. In other words, i was out-lensed! But Photoshop helped a bit and i got something that was at least Instagram worthy...
2 months ago
There's lots to celebrate in June -- and the orca is certainty one of them. We are here to equip you with ways you can take action to help orcas recover during this Orca Action Month.⠀
Orcas need healthy watersheds, from headwaters down to the ocean, to be able to thrive. This is why one of the best ways to support orca recovery is volunteering for habitat restoration efforts or other local organizations working to improve the health of our watershed. This means that volunteering with the Green Seattle Partnership, especially at sites along rivers and streams, helps the recovery of our orca. ⠀
Click the link in bio to read expert advice on how you can take action for the orca this month, and information on a free movie screening about the salmon recovery project happening along Thornton Creek. ⠀
#GreenSeattle #OrcaActionMonth#PugetSound#Orca#PugetSoundOrcas#OrcaRecovery#SalmonRecovery ⠀
“The Puget Sound Feast” FINISHED! Oil on board. 8 inches x 10 inches. For Sale and available on my website. www.artworkbypayden.com
This painting was created while visiting my parents in Washington. The west coast as a whole is very inspiring to me. I love the lush green forests, the ocean, and the wildlife that live there. While I was visiting, I continued to hear news of the Puget Sound orcas struggling more and more for food and to keep population numbers up. After spending so much of my life going to the Pacific Ocean, I found it so devastating that the orcas aren’t doing well. I used to love going to the coast and seeing whales off in the distance. So, while visiting, my mom and I decided to take a trip up to the Puget Sound area to take reference photos and enjoy the area. We learned a lot about the marine life in the area, took ferry rides, and explored the little towns. We had a blast and the Puget Sound scenery is so beautiful. The whole trip kept giving me this urge to paint a bit of the beauty that we found and document that the orcas are a needed part of the ecosystem. They need help. There are many ideas on how to help them being discussed, and the solution will be found if the conversation continues. This painting depicts what life for these orcas should be like. With some brainstorming and hard work we can make this a reality again.
🐳 #Repost @studavidsonphotography
Awesome day out on Puget Sound!
My boat became the final hiding place for a Harbor Seal against a pod of Transient Orcas. At one point I had about six or seven large Orcas surrounding and diving around my boat. Soon after a very large male Orca arrived and went under.. A few minutes later the pod surfaced and continued their travel northerly.
Location: just south of the Edmonds / Kingston ferry lane mid channel. Photo: one of the Orcas tail lobbing with the Edmonds / Kingston ferry in the background #transientorcas#k5spring#orcashunting#pugetsoundorcas#harborsealhunt
10 months ago
The orcas that frequent the Puget Sound are starving to death. Demonstrators in Portland want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to breach dams that are choking off their food supply. #Tuckabuck to pick up the latest edition of #StreetRoots or visit the link in our bio to read more. #orcas#pugetsoundorcas#pugetsound#whales