© Photo by Rita-Ann Dicker
Two killer whales leap out of the water off the coast of Nain.
When you live next to the ocean, you can see some amazing things out in the open water. And last week, residents of Nain were treated to a rare sight in Labrador: a group of killer whales.
The killer whales were spotted by residents from the harbour in Nain, but the whales were too far out to get a decent look from shore. So some residents decided to head towards the whales in a boat, so they could get a good look at the majestic mammals.
Rita-Ann Dicker was one of 14 Nain residents who hopped aboard Joey Agnatok’s long liner to see the orcas up close. She was also able to snap some breathtaking photographs of the whales as they swam through the water and leaped into the air.
“The sight was breathtaking; definitely a thrilling experience,” says Dicker, who never saw an orca before this experience.
“It was my first time seeing them, and I didn't expect to see them so close to our community.
“It was a rare and beautiful sight.”