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L88 “Wave Walker” - L88 “Wave Walker” born to L2 “Grace” (est. 1960-2012) in 1993 and was her last known calf. - Wave Walker had three siblings, two brothers: L39 “Orcan” (1975-2000) and L78 “Gaia” (1989-2008), and a sister L67 “Splash” (1985-2008). He became an uncle in 1999 when his sister Splash gave birth to her first known calf, L98 “Luna” (1999-2006). Luna later became a well known whale after becoming separated from his mother and pod in July 2001. He stayed in Nootka Sound untill his death on March 10 2006. Splash gave birth to second calf in 2002, L101 “Aurora” (2002-2008). Unfortunately, L88 is the only living member left of the L2 Matriline. - Wave Walker was very close with his older brother Gaia and hismother Grace before they passed away and the three of them were almost always seen together. Wave Walker and Gaia were easily spotted due to their distinct saddlepatches and playful behavior. When Gaia passed away during the winter of 2011/2012, Wave Walker continued stayed close to his mother’s side. Unfortunately, Grace passed away later that year in 2012, leaving Wave Walker as the last living member of the L2’s. He now travels with another matriline, the L54’s, consisting of L54 “Ino” (b. 1977), her two sons: L108 “Coho” (b. 2006) and L117 “Keta” (b. 2010). Another orphaned adult male, L84 “Nyssa” (b. 1990) also travels with them. - At 25 years old, Wave Walker is a fully grown adult male orca, who is approaching his life expectancy. The average life expectancy for a male orca is 30 years but they can live until they are about 40-50. - His name “Wave Walker” comes from the first encounter researchers had with him, as he was gliding along the top of the water in his mother's slipstream. - L88 “Wave Walker” can be identified by his beautiful asymmetrical saddlepatches. His left is slightly open. He also has a small notch near the tip of his dorsal fin. - Thank you to @brendonbissonnette for requesting this post! - Do you love L88 “Wave Walker”? Let us know why in the comments below! - Photo credit in the comments

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What does rest look like for you? How do you refresh yourself after seasons of hard work? When I asked myself that, I thought a quick and intuitive answer would emerge. But it did not. It has taken time to uncover what brings me refreshment. I have had to let go of the ideas of what I thought I should be refreshed by—the portraits of rest that society had curated for me—and discover myself. A little while ago, I hiked 30 kilometres just to see this view. I was prepared to be exhausted afterwards but the gruelling hike was incredibly refreshing and energizing. The things we find restful can surprise us sometimes. What are some of the things that you find restful?

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Get a little bit of everything with these themed gift baskets!  Any of these would make great gifts for friends and family. Find these and more at bit.ly/shopwiththeinc! Rise and Shine Breakfast Basket Add a boost to your new year's morning routine with this basket! Contents include Blue Bottle coffee, assorted tea, Apple Pie Larabars and a Mix of Dr. Schulze's Supplements for Heart, Digestion, and General Health. Mom & Dad’s Emergency Kit A super functional gift basket to throw in your trunk for those days that everything goes wrong! This gift basket includes a bottle of Erath Pinot Noir, games and activities for everyone in the family, emergency cleaning kit, a Mifold booster seat and much more! Whether you get stuck with a flat or an unfortunate mess, this kit will make sure you have what you need on hand. Bath and Skin Care Sample Basket Enjoy pampering yourself! This basket contains a mix of sample and full size bath and skin care items for your to enjoy, plus a bottle of "And Why Am I Mr. Pink" rosé. Sip and Ship Gift Basket A wonderful gift basket from local vendor Sip and Ship!  A great mix of local treats, handy mugs, a t-shirt, candle, and gift certificates! Happy bidding! bit.ly/shopwiththeinc link in bio #shoplocal #seattle #nonprofit #pnw #nonprofitorganization #fundraiser #onlineauction #fundraisingevent #auction #shoplocal #consciousconsumer #supportingnonprofits #shoppingforgoodcause #holiday #coworking #coworkingspace #coworkingparentsfriendly #coworkingwithkids #kidfriendly #familyfriendly #familyforward #ittakesavillage #lifewithkids

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* • . ° ` " You rush into destruction 'cause you don't have nothin' left . The mother ship can't save you so your ass is goin' get it " - on & on , erykah badu • ° . ☆

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Get a little bit of everything with these themed gift baskets!  Any of these would make great gifts for friends and family. Find these and more at bit.ly/shopwiththeinc! Rise and Shine Breakfast Basket Add a boost to your new year's morning routine with this basket! Contents include @bluebottle coffee, assorted tea, Apple Pie @larabar and a Mix of Dr. Schulze's @theherbdoc Supplements for Heart, Digestion, and General Health. Mom & Dad’s Emergency Kit A super functional gift basket to throw in your trunk for those days that everything goes wrong! This gift basket includes a bottle of @erathwines Pinot Noir, games and activities for everyone in the family, emergency cleaning kit, a @mifold booster seat and much more! Whether you get stuck with a flat or an unfortunate mess, this kit will make sure you have what you need on hand. Bath and Skin Care Sample Basket Enjoy pampering yourself! This basket contains a mix of sample and full size bath and skin care items for your to enjoy, plus a bottle of "And Why Am I Mr. Pink" rosé @mark_ryan_winery Sip and Ship Gift Basket A wonderful gift basket from local vendor @sipshipshop !  A great mix of local treats, handy mugs, a t-shirt, candle, and gift certificates! Happy bidding! bit.ly/shopwiththeinc link in bio #shoplocal #seattle #nonprofit #pnw #nonprofitorganization #fundraiser #onlineauction #fundraisingevent #auction #shoplocal #consciousconsumer #supportingnonprofits #shoppingforgoodcause #holiday #coworking #coworkingspace #coworkingparentsfriendly #coworkingwithkids #kidfriendly #familyfriendly #familyforward #ittakesavillage #lifewithkids #wine #winewinewine #mifold #giftbaskets

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𝓌𝒽𝑒𝓃 𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓁𝒾𝓉𝓎 𝒾𝓈 𝒷𝑒𝓉𝓉𝑒𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓃 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒹𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓂𝓈 ☽

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Sunrise

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Gathering strength within

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#PNW ❄️

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I’m back! 💪🏼😊I have taken a little hiatus from social media this month. I’m trying to live more in the moment and less behind the screen. But it’s time to get back into the swing of things and find that happy medium between creating & sharing memories vs. putting down the lens. 💚 Here’s a shot of a more peaceful time last month on my girls’ trip to Pender Island. ✌🏼

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Fin da bambini tutti noi possediamo la capacità di modificare i nostri pensieri, ma molto spesso nel corso della vita ce ne dimentichiamo e non riusciamo più ad accedere a quelle risorse che ci apparivano naturali. °°° #simoneroccheggiani #clickfor_travel °°° #jjproject #vsco #vscocam #vscogood #vscophile #vscogoodshot #transfer_visions #jj_indetail   #ig_myshot   #l0tsabraids #pnw #expofilm #tv_living #tv_depthoffield #at_diff #click_vision   #instagram   #bellingham #instatravel #instatravelling #instapassport #travelphoto #travelblog #travelsitaly

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Every year, one of the largest migrations in the world happens off the east coast of South Africa—the sardinerun. 🐟 Reports from spotter planes have mentioned shoals as big as 7 km long and 1.5 km wide (4.3 x .9 mi), usually accompanied by dolphins in their thousands. @natur_kh 💕 🌐Follow us for more 😉 @natur_kh 💕 #knowledge_kh #animals #animallovers #natures #hummingbird #babybird #pnw #wildlifecarecenter #wildliferehab #hummingbirds #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natureandwildlifephotography

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“Red sky at morn, sailor take warn” Red sunrise this morning declaring two weeks of rain in the forecast. Love living in the #pnw #pacificnorthwest #sunrise

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I have a video up on my channel that talks a little about how hard it is to ignore your insecurities when you’re in front of the camera. It’s hard to hide yourself when someone else is holding the camera. I meet so many people in my career as a photographer. I spend hours editing their photos, and all I see is the positive. I’m not seeing their flaws that they feel are so noticeable. Maybe I’ll feel confident when I grow up 🙄😉 . . . #personalblog #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #realityvsexpectation #husband #photographerproblems #bellingham #youtuber #youtube #ballet #flexibility #fitness #fitnessmotivation #healthy #healthyliving #vlogger #pnw #pnwphotographer #wa #washingtonliving #selfconfidence #insecurities #flaws

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A visual representation of my entire weekend. #subaru #pnw

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Originally built in 1914, the Drift Creek Covered Bridge was the main route north to south on the Oregon Coast. Using a design which is relatively rare called the Howe truss, patented in 1840 by Massachusetts millwright William Howe, it includes vertical members and diagonals that slope up towards the center. Saving history is not easy - thanks to the thankless family who saved a part of our past so we can be reminded of it while looking forward to the future. #photooftheday #landscape #beautiful #oregoncoast #earth #love #old #history #coveredbridge #liveyouradventure #journey #traveloregon #oregon #adventures #pnw #cascadiaexplored #exploreoregon #pnwonderland #instagood #thatPNWlife #earthofficial #ig_today #photography #optoutside #art #pnwdiscovered #jj_oregon #pnwisbest #bridge

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• We were made to create and to discover 📷 📍•

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“I miss it if I’m not in it for any length of time; I don’t feel comfortable. I want trees and I want frequent rain.”

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Love these people ❤

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These past two years have been a long journey for me. But two years ago, I would never have thought I'd be where I am today. Within the past week, I received my associate's degree in the mail, bought my very first car, and am ending my very first quarter as a husky. I couldn't have done it without my family and their support. And thank you to CJ from @marysvilletoyota for hooking me up with a sweet rig 🤙🏼 #fjcruiser #toyota #bluebelt #offroad #4x4 #husky #uwb #adulting #familia #hunting #huntingseason #honeybadger #nike #justdoit #kindredjiujitsu #kjj #jiujitsugirls #jiujitsu #bjj #bjjgirls #bjjpnw #seattle #pnw #nikewomen #girlsingis #bluebelt #fightgirls #fightgirlsbjj #outdoor #adventure

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Trying something #new this year.

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• make time for y o u r s e l f • pc @36mark

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I still have a lot of fall colored photos to share before it is "officially" winter on the 21st so maybe I'll post some more of that this week because I can't get over how gorgeous this state is when fall comes around. Definitely got a lot more fall hiking in than last year but still wish I was able to see even more. All the fall colors are basically gone now and I already miss them. I do like snow but on this side of Washington we don't really get too much of it. We just get tons of rain, icy mornings, and grey cloudy days in the winter lol, but I know it's what makes the summers worth it here. . . . . . . . . . . . . #wrightpark #tacoma #washington #fall #autumn #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #tree #foliage #leaves #colorful #beautiful #pretty #outdoors #nature #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #northwestisbest #nikon #photography #pnwcollective #acolorstory #blogger

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I love when trails are interesting and have a bunch of different features to it. It keeps you guessing and even more excited for the final outcome. Also helps keep me pushing when I want to stop. Are you enjoying the outdoors this weekend? I'm staying in but very excited for a girls night and to check out a new restaurant/lounge in Tacoma today! I don't get out enough anymore lol! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #forest #trees #alpinelakeswilderness #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #nikon #photography #rocks #pnwcollective #wildernessculture #blogger #herpnwlife #northwestisbest

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Cheers to the weekend!! 🥂🍻 I was reminiscing about our last couple cabin trips last night & thinking about how I would love to book one this winter deep in the woods in the snow with a hot tub of course ;) lol. Relaxation sounds so good. These last few weekends of the year are chockful of holiday social events for me & I'm unsure when I'll be able to get out there again since I can only hike on weekends but hoping to at least make the last 2 weekends of December full of outdoor fun. It's okay though, the holidays are all about love, family, friends, celebration, & joy. I'm excited to actually have a full calendar of social fun for once lol! It's also nice to get a break sometimes. I love the outdoors & being in nature but waking up super early almost every weekend & spending half that time in a car just to drive to the hike for at least 3 to sometimes 8 hours roundtrip can be draining after a long week & doing it constantly lol. Nature & content can wait sometimes lol especially when you have other pressing & important things to do! I will also be taking the time to write up some future blog posts! What are you up to this weekend? . . . . . . . . . . . . . #flashbackfriday #cheers #happyfriday #tgif #cabin #pnw #washington #cozy #rustic #summer #pnwlife #pnwonderland #herpnwlife #leavenworth #upperleftusa #northwestisbest #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #roamtheplanet #relaxation #peaceful #forest #outdoors #nature #wanderlust #travelblogger #lifestyleblogger #nikon #photography #pnwcollective

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Feeling like I'm stuck in a foggy haze lately with a lot of little let downs, mostly in the professional side of my life but other aspects too. Contrary to what you see on here, my life is far from perfect lol, as I'm sure you already know that about everyone on social media. Just pushing forward though and trying to manifest some positive vibes and outcomes. Good things will come soon. And for you too if you've been feeling the same way! . . . . . . . . . . . . #December #winter #winterwonderland #snow #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #gopro #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #northwestisbest #photography #peohpoint #pnwcollective #wildernessculture #washingtontrails #womenwhohike

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I was on cloud 9 in this snowy abyss yesterday (yes that pink dot in the white winter wonderland is me! Lol). Wish I was feeling that way today lol! Instead I'm feeling a little groggy this morning but going to try to conquer the week regardless. I hope everyone's Monday isn't too rough and you're able to set a good tone for the week too! . . . . . . . . . . . #December #winter #winterwonderland #snow #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #forest #trees #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #nikon #photography #peohpoint #pnwcollective #wildernessculture #beautifuldestinations #womenwhohike

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This snowy lane of trees 😍🌲Today's hike was a total winter wonderland and we loved every second of it!! Such a fun time playing in the snow with Joe and we got some pretty awesome shots and exercise (I swear snow makes everything harder lol). 3rd snow hike of 2018 and hike number 26 for the year complete! I can't wait to share more pictures this week. I love creating magic with my love and I'll be blogging about all our fall/winter hikes soon. Pretty happy with our number this year seeing as we started our hiking season late in March and also went on a month long trip abroad this year (which we did no "official" hiking on, or what I would classify as a hike). If we hit 30 before the year ends I'll be satisfied and try for the 52 next year! Anyways, happy Sunday Funday everyone! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #December #winter #winterwonderland #snow #washington #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #pnwlife #forest #trees #hike #hiking #beautiful #outdoors #nature #getoutside #optoutside #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #nikon #photography #peohpoint #pnwcollective #wildernessculture #beautifuldestinations #womenwhohike

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The holiday season is in full swing and I'm so here for it lol!! Just love how magical all the streets and houses look lit up and of course I have to pose with every Christmas tree I see 🎄 I'm ready to get cozy with holiday movies and bake some goodies soon! I hope we have a white Christmas this year too! I could use some snow. Also, I seriously can't believe it's already December! . . . . . . . . . . . #december #happyholidays #christmas #holidays #merrychristmas #christmastree #lights #beautiful #decor #tistheseason #jolly #downtown #tacoma #washington #city #pnw #festive #portrait #nikon #night #photography #blogger #ootn #smile #happy #datenight #vscocam

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Aside from one small errand this morning, I basically haven't really done anything today lol so here's a picture of me not being lazy on a beautiful sunny fall day taking in epic views of Mt. St. Helens. Crazy to think autumn is almost over and winter is quickly approaching. I'm decorating the house tomorrow with all of our Christmas decor to get into the holiday spirit! Can't decide if I want to play Christmas music or movies in the background 🤔 Maybe music for an hour then switch to a movie lol. P.s. have you seen Searching? I finally watched it this afternoon and loved it. Now I'm going to spend my evening after the gym watching movies with Asian leads while I blog lol. Sounds perfect to me! . . . . . . . . . . . . #mtsthelens #spiritlake #norwaypass #fall #autumn #pnw #washington #pnwonderland #pnwlife #northwestisbest #nature #explore #adventure #hike #hiking #outdoors #optoutside #getoutside #roamtheplanet #welivetoexplore #exploretocreate #pnwcollective #view #nikon #photography #beautifuldestinations #washingtontrails #upperleftusa #wanderlust #travelblogger

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Hands up in the air for today because it's Friday this week for many of us!! (And if it isn't for you I'm so sorry 😥). This picture accurately depicts how stoked I am! I'm so ready for a 4-day weekend and to eat some turkey tomorrow lol! Of course to spend some time with family as well ❤ Now let's hope the day flies! Happy Wednesday! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #waterfall #chasingwaterfalls #happyhumpday #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #washington #pnwcollective #pnwlife #herpnwlife #beautiful #outdoors #nature #snoquerafalls #getoutside #optoutside #wanderlust #roamtheplanet #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #explore #adventure #nikon #photography #washingtontrails #hike #hiking #blogger #northwestisbest #womenwhohike

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