Each year, between July and October, spectacular Orca visit the waters of northern Vancouver Island. There are close to 260 members of the fish-eating orcas, known as the “Northern Residents” and they are often in the area in pursuit of salmon. This painting depicts an orca pod travelling down Blackfish Sound where they will soon pass the OrcaLab. This research lab is located on Hanson Island and it is here that researchers and observers identify and record all orcas in the surrounding waters. Hydrophones, as well as surface and underwater cameras, have been placed in the nearby water passages, allowing online viewers from around the world the opportunity to listen and view the passing orca pods. Be sure to visit their website at http://www.orca-live.net. This is a 24H x 36W x.75D original acrylic painting. It has been treated with a matte varnish and hardware is pre-installed, ready to hang. Colors may vary depending on room lighting, computer monitor, and mobile screens. Every effort is made to ensure the representations are as accurate as possible.