Sketchbook of a GPS Artist

Orca breaches from the Strait of Juan de Fuca by GPS artist Stephen Lund in Victoria, BC, Canada GPS Garmin Strava art cyclist cycling creativity animals marine ocean orca killer whale Strait of Juan de Fuca This breaching killer whale – another enormous GPS-art creation by Stephen Lund – required approximately 60 kilometres (37 miles) of cycling on the streets of Victoria, BC

For recreational whale-watchers and serious marine researchers alike, the waters surrounding Victoria, BC, are a choice destination.

From spring through fall, southern resident killer whales from three pods comprising approximately 80 whales are frequently seen in the protected waters of the Salish Sea.

Members of another community of killer whales, called transients, also appear often in the Salish Sea. Numbering more than 250, transients tend to travel alone or in small groups up to five individuals.

Killer whales can grow to a length of nine metres (30 feet) – nowhere near as large as my GPS doodle, which measures more than six kilometres (20,000 feet) from the tip of its rostrum (snout) to its tail.

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