Brandon Cole Marine Photography  /  Alamy file
 

Travel photo of the week: Oct. 18, 2007

A pod of orca whales swim around the San Juan Islands in Washington State. More than 750 islands are scattered across 10,000 square miles of Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of Washington — yet only 170 have names, 40 are inhabited and just four are served by the state's ferry system.

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