13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The newest member of J Pod

This is one of the five new babies to be born into the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale population this year. Firstborn calves only have a fifty percent chance of survival.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 10.2015
Photo Location: San Juan Island, Washington, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3
Copyright: © Kristin Burkhart