Orcas Close to Shore on Vashon Island, WA
Orcas! And just where was I the day all three Puget Sound Orca pods, J, K, L, swam by my island, cavorting so close to shore that their race toward Point Defiance caused some sizable waves. Perhaps just as delightful as this Pt Robinson promenade was the enthusiastic response of the lucky onlookers.
My closest encounter with an orca came from the opportune viewpoint of a Washington ferry: When Delight Swims By, Look Up.