Monika Wieland Shields

Monika Wieland Shields

A wildlife photographer, writer, and whale researcher on San Juan Island, Washington
United States
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An endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale, an icon of the Pacific Northwest, breaches near Henry Island in Washington State.
A female Southern Resident Killer Whale breaches in the calm blue waters of the Salish Sea between Washington State and British Columbia, Canada.
A pod of wild orcas travels north in the waters of the Salish Sea, the towering Olympic Mountains behind them.
Members of J- and L-Pods from the Southern Resident Community of killer whales travel north through Haro Strait near the San Juan Islands with Vancouver Island, British Columbia in the background
A killer whale calf surfaces, surrounded by his family.
A female orca breaches in the Pacific Northwest.
An endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale breaches in the tranquil waters near Salmon Bank off the coastline of San Juan Island, Washington.
A young killer whale breaches in the Strait of Georgia near Vancouver, BC.
Two wild killer whales breach in synchrony.
Tail slap off Lime Kiln
A young wild killer whale of the Southern Resident Community of orcas breaches in playful exuberance.
A mother and calf orca breach in synchrony.
J40 Suttles, a young orca from J-Pod of the Southern Resident Community of orcas, breaches in Haro Strait.
The Patos Island Lighthouse in front of Mt. Baker in Washington's San Juan Islands.
A family of orcas surfaces close together.
A male Southern Resident Killer Whale spyhops near San Juan Island, Washington.
A family group of transient (marine mammal feeding) orcas surfaces in the San Juan Islands with Washington's Mt. Baker in the background.
An adult killer whale breaches in Haro Strait between San Juan Island, Washington, and Vancouver Island, Canada.
An endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale does an inverted tail slap in Haro Strait near San Juan Island, Washington.
A family of killer whales travels together in Haro Strait, Washington.
J19 Shachi, a member of J-Pod of the endangered community of killer whales knows as the Southern Residents, breaches in the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Washington and British Columbia, Canada.
A family of Southern Resident orcas travels through Haro Strait, their blows backlit in the early morning light.
J16 Slick spyhop
The male orca known as L95 Nigel surfaces off the shoreline of San Juan Island with Washington's Mt. Baker in the background.
J17 Princess Angeline, a member of J-Pod in the endangered population of Southern Resident Killer Whales, swims through Haro Strait with her calf J53 Kiki in tow.
A member of the endangered population of Southern Resident Killer Whales breaches in Haro Strait between San Juan Island, Washington and Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
A playful wild orca creates a splash while jumping in a behavior called breaching.
An American kestrel perched on a rock.
2family group
L72 Racer surfaces in Haro Strait
A group of transient (marine mammal feeding) orcas surfaces together, with San Juan Island, Washington in the background.
A young killer whale lunges out of the water.
A female orca breaches in front of another killer whale.
A female orca from L-Pod breaches in Haro Strait with the hills of Vancouver Island, British Columbia in the background.
A female Southern Resident Killer Whale surfaces in Haro Strait near San Juan Island, Washington.
An adult female killer whale swims into a sunset in the San Juan Islands, Washington.
A whale from J-Pod spyhops while a playful youngster surfaces sideways beside her.
A pair of marine mammal eating transient killer whales surface together in the San Juan Islands, Washington.
A male orca, or killer whale, does a pec slap.
A female orca known as J28 or "Polaris", a member of J-Pod of the endangered Southern Resident Community of killer whales.
A barn swallow feeds one of her fledglings an insect while in flight in Friday Harbor, Washington.
A wild killer whale dives into the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
A male killer whale surfaces in the calm waters of the Salish Sea.
A male killer whale slaps his tail.
An adult female orca surfaces, displacing the water around her.
A female downy woodpecker perched on a branch.
Two wild killer whales traveling together in Washington State.
A male killer whale cartwheels off of San Juan Island, Washington.
A killer whale surfaces with kelp draped over its tail.
A red fox kit in a field on the south end of San Juan Island.
An adult male orca surfaces in the waters between US and Canada in the San Juan Islands.
A playful Pacific white-sided dolphin rides the wake of a boat.
Tulips in bloom in Skagit Valley, Washington
A female rufous hummingbird in flight in Washington State.
An orange fox kit rests in the grass.
A deer in the snow at a nature preserve in New York.
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