My stay in
British Columbia has resulted in a revisualization of the killer whale.
no longer focus on the charming faces of these great dolphins, a consequence of
areas in marine parks and popular movies. Instead,
orcas are tall, black dorsal fins marked with gray saddle patches.
of glossy black fins slicing through serene blue waters before a backdrop of
temperate rainforests will stay with me forever. If you venture
to British Columbia,
you will come to see orcas as “black knives”, with the sea
as their sheath.