Kenmore Air have a de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbine Otter seaplane with an orca livery operating from Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. It is dubbed Wild Orca and is one good-looking seaplane!
Recently I saw it for the first time, so I waited around for the aircraft to take-off. It must have been on a joy flight as it was back on the lake a short time afterwards. Nice to see it in the air.
The livery is a special one as it has been painted to support the Wild Orca non-profit organisation, that raises awareness of the majestic Orca’s that live in the ocean off Washington state. Their ultimate goal is to protect them for generations to come. The interior of the aircraft also features Orca motifs.
I have been lucky enough to see a pod of Orca off the San Juan Islands in Washington and also in Alaska. Any wild animal in its natural habitat is great to see but a pod of whales is a truly beautiful sight!