The photo was taken at the entrance to Katlian Bay. The whale is coming up to scoop up a mouthful of herring. The kayaker is a local Sitka Dentist. The whale's mouth is fully open with the bottom half under the boat by Mark Tennant.
Black panther carrying her cub great shot here to see the pattern on the mother's coat. Panthers aren't a breed they are a coat color that occurs among Leopards and Jaguars. They are black with black spots. This looks to be a Jaguar.
Makes me think of THE LION of Judah! Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals" Rev.