Orca Watcher

Visitors 7322
1248 photos

Welcome! I'm a wildlife and nature photographer who has been keeping a blog, Orca Watcher, since 2009. I also wanted a website that features some of my favorite photos in galleries, and hence this Zenfolio site was born in 2011. Here you can view and order some of my all-time best pictures, including images of killer whales, birds, baby foxes, and other elements of nature. After growing up in Portland, Oregon, I am currently based in Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands, Washington, so most of my work has a distinct Pacific Northwest theme.


All Photographs

Orcas

Visitors 1793
124 photos
Orcas

Birds

Visitors 355
44 photos
Birds

Foxes

Visitors 317
27 photos
Foxes

Whale Tribute Galleries

Galleries 10
142 photos
Whale Tribute Galleries

San Juan Scenics

Visitors 347
32 photos
San Juan Scenics

People and Street Photography

Visitors 104
56 photos
People and Street Photography

Marine Mammals

Visitors 244
17 photos
Marine Mammals

Flowers

Visitors 84
19 photos
Flowers

Gray Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon ~ 2014

Visitors 64
23 photos
Gray Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon ~ 2014

Pets

Visitors 67
9 photos
Pets

Whale Watching Trips / Passbys

Galleries 11
176 photos
Whale Watching Trips / Passbys

Private Galleries

Galleries 16
315 photos

Slideshow

Visitors 339
11 photos
Slideshow

Wide Shots: 5"x15"

Visitors 51
5 photos
Wide Shots: 5"x15"

San Ignacio Lagoon ~ 2015

Visitors 11
21 photos
San Ignacio Lagoon ~ 2015

Brittany and Will ~ Engagement

Visitors 10
33 photos
Brittany and Will ~ Engagement
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Guestbook for Monika Wieland Shields
Brenda Rix(non-registered)
Your photographs are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I plan to look at your calendar and gifts.

I live on Hammersley Inlet near Arcadia Point and am looking to volunteer with a group that asks for help tracking wasting sea stars and the sea star babies that are trying to emerge in Puget Sound.

Keep up the pictures of all wildlife! Love it
Linda Novakovich(non-registered)
What an awesome opportunity to live in this beautiful area. I had the privilege to visit some very dear friends on Camano Island a year ago. We visited Friday Harbor and ever since, I've dreamed about relocating to that area or spending a month or two on one of the Islands. Unfortunately, the Orcas did not cooperate and show themselves anywhere for us!!! We did get some good Eagle sightings though.

Later that year, we cruised to Alaska and didn't get any good whale sightings there either, only fins now and again.

I am an artist and have done quite a few seascapes, living not too far from the Oregon coast, and a few Orcas from photographs.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. Love all the animals.
judy creason(non-registered)
beautiful photos! thank you for sharing with those of us less talented with the lens.
Patricia Banks(non-registered)
Your orca photos are just stunning!! I've adopted an orca from K pod and I am thrilled about it. You are so lucky to live where you do & see the wild orcas first-hand. Someday I hope I can see them, too. You are very talented!!!
Cindy Wesch(non-registered)
Monika, your photos are amazing! Amazing! I can't imagine how many hours of sitting and waiting it took to get all these shots. You must have a fast eye and a very fast lens! Most impressive work.