In the Salish Sea near British Columbia, Canada, naturalist Clint Rivers photographed a baby orca who perfectly captures that happy feeling we get on Fridays.
The 6-month-old calf, named J50, put on a show for whale watchers by doing belly flops and extremely enthusiastic breaches. At times, she even looks like she’s about to fly!
‘I’ve never seen a baby whale breach like J50’s been doing’, said Michael Harris, executive director of the Pacific Whale Watching Association. ‘Her energy is astounding – I guess not unlike my small kids. She’s constantly leaping into the air, and often curling up and doing belly flops’.
J50 is part of a local pod that has recently seen a surge in their population numbers. No wonder this little girl’s so happy!