Orcas Off Kapiti

Kapiti Coast Men Track Visiting Whales in Channel

When Karl and Chris Webber realized a pod of Orca were cruising off Paraparaumu Beach this week, they decided to get some pictures.

With some difficulty, and using Chris Webber’s boat , they finally spotted one of the whales near Kapiti Island and got these photos.

Karl Webber told Kapiti Independent that earlier in the evening while in the Paraparaumu Beach area he saw four Orca — a female and her calf and two other adult Orca.

He says they are identifiable from their distinctive black and white markings.

The Independent wishes to thank the Webbers for allowing us to use these photos — and congratulates them for the care they took in not approaching too closely, or disturbing, these unique visitors to our Coast.