Disclaimer: These photos do not belong to the owner of this website but were kindly submitted by photographers. Some photos may be PR images produced by marine parks and aquariums. In all cases appropriate credit is given. Photos with multiple whales include identification which is listed from left to right (according to eye patch) unless stated otherwise.

You may repost these photos as long as you credit the photographer and refer back to this website.

Please contact me at inherentlywild@gmail.com if you wish to add to this gallery. 

Photos from the book Someday, Orca: Memoir of Love between Orca and Trainer by Kazuhisa Taniguchi and Yoko Oide, provided by Jordan Waltz.

Photos provided by Rachel Cali.

Photos provided by Tiggerlily.

Young Kianu at Marine World California (where she was known as Clyde)
Photos provided by Valérie Meyer.

Photos provided by Blackmoon2101.

Photo provided by OrcaArtist.

Photos provided by Rebecca Partridge.

Photo provided by Pat Hathaway.

Photo provided by Valentin666.

Photos provided by HaH.

Photo provided by Jordan Waltz.

Yaka, Nepo and Kianu (left to right)
Photo by Pierre Marc Atlan, provided by Heather David and Jordan Waltz.

Photo provided by Sara Farrell.

Photo by The San Francisco Examiner (provided by anonymous).

Photos by M_Yonekura (provided by anonymous).

Nepo, Yaka and Kianu
Photo sourced from the book “The Killer Whale” by Lynn Stone and Howard Schroeder (provided by Sara Farrell).

Kianu arriving in Japan
Photo by Nanki Shirahama Adventure World (provided by Sara Farrell).

Kianu’s transfer to Japan
Screenshot from Reuters (provided by Sara Farrell)

Photo by The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Photos provided by Sara Farrell