Orcas vs. Sea Lions

A Pacific Northwest "West Side Story"

While the San Juan Islands seasonal orca whales usually keep to themselves when it comes to the sleek almost serpentine sea lion, we occasionally get visits from Biggs killer whales (also known as “transients”).

The San Juan Island usual pods have always made meals for the local salmon, but the transients will eat just about anything you place in front of them.

In this case – a Stellar Sea Lion.

That is until the sea lions buddies came to the rescue…