Where do Alaska’s Orcas Live? Part 1

Many of Alaska’s resident orcas are seen in the Kenai Fjords, an icy and rugged area on the Kenai Peninsula in south central Alaska. This national park is rich in wildlife and glaciers, and people from all over the world travel here to experience the thrill of wild Alaska.

The massive Harding Icefield feeds the 38 local glaciers. The coastline of the Kenai Fjords is dotted with deep fjords, islands, and rocky outcrops. During the summer, the park is bursting with wildlife. Humpback whales, stellar sea lions, fin whales, gray whales, Dall’s porpoises, tufted and horned puffins, sea otters, harbor seals, and eagles are seen throughout the Kenai Fjords.

Orcas are frequently seen patrolling the edges of large cliffs:

AD pod and AK pod are two of the most frequently seen resident pods in the Kenai Fjords. 

(Photo credits: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)