But for many people, it was the mammals that trumped all. We had great looks at Humpback Whale, Orca, Dall's Porpoise, Harbor Seal, Black Bear, Mountain Goat, and more.
A meeting of gregarious Steller's Sea-lions, hauled out on a rocky shore. These massive beasts are quite social, and often gather by the dozens. Males - bulls - can be enormous, with exceptional whoppers tipping the scales at 2,200 pounds and stretching the tape to 11 feet.