The sunny days of August remain so sighting marine wildlife is a great way to spend a summer afternoon on the water. Capt Scott and crew members, Casey, Clair and Jen headed the 12,15 Ocean Magic II vessel west from the harbour toward Race Rocks Ecological Reserve to view Harbour Seals, along with California and Steller Sea Lions, that are nearly always barking or roaring as they jockey for position on the rocks. From this area we traveled south and east to encounter the T 30’s, a family of five whales, Transient Orca, the marine mammal hunters. They we in a slow traveling mode. This calm afternoon gave us great opportunities to take in the beautiful scenery that borders the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Another exciting wildlife trip with Prince of Whales.
Most of the images on the blog are shot with a 400 mm & 600 mm telephoto lenses. Because of our restrictions around wildlife (100+ meters), we use powerful lenses to better share orca activity that passengers see on their trips. Keep in mind this also heavily compresses space between objects. We also crop images for best blog viewing.