Mother and Son
Photographer: W.C. Barnes
Wakana and Rainny are mother son. Wakana was born in 1963 and her son Rainny was born in 1978. They rarely leave each others side. Talk about a mummies boy! Rainny is about 25 feet long and weighs in at 5 tons. Wakana is the ones closest to the camera. Rainny has a dorsal fin close to six feet high.
They are basically two distinct groups of Orcas: Transient and Resident. Wakana and Rainny belong to the Transient group. They eat only warm blooded animals like Sea Lions,Harbour Seals and whales. Residents eat only Chinook salmon. The Resident population is only 75 and so endangered. They tend to hang around the southern area of Vancouver island but do come up our way from time to time.
Orcas are very intelligent creatures. The Residents and Transients speak different languages and basically keep to themselves.
Photo ID: IMG_1358
This photo is available in the following sizes:
|Custom Size||Please inquire|
How To Order
The Tofino Gallery uses individual forms to order. Why? Because we are real people and like to engage with our customers.
Just check the box in the section below and you’re on your way…
When you send us your order, we will:
1. Contact you with the total cost. Purchase price plus shipping.
2. Give you an estimate of when we expect to bike down to the post office and mail your photo.
3. Send you a link to pay for your purchase by credit card / paypal or etransfer within Canada.
4. Send you a tracking number for your package.
5. Once we see the package has been delivered we will send you a Thank You email.
6. At anytime you may contact us for information – we love to hear from our customers.