A pod of orcas were observed in Nichols Passage. They were travelling north and were split apart from each other. Once they neared the east and west channels of the Tongass Narrows, they circled back and swam south toward mountain point. At that point, they had regrouped and were swimming close together.
The pod was easily identified as the B7s (resident orcas). The two brothers, B10 (Slingsby) and B13 (Yuculta), have very unique dorsal fins.
Many thanks to Northern Resident Orca Population for identifying individual whales for me.
Several hours later, a humpback was seen near Totem Bight State Park. No pics.