With clear blue skies the Ocean Magic Marine Wildlife Adventure on July 5 was amazing. Our Skipper Scott took us east to San Juan Island. Here he put us in excellent position to view Killer Whales. These were members of L Pod, Resident Orca (fish eaters). We viewed Spirit L-22 (female), Skana L-79 (male) and Solstice L-89 (male). They were milling around, feeding as the worked the calm waters. Our crew of Casey and Jen passed along a wealth of information on these magnificent mammals. We were then treated to the sighting of a Humpback Whale. Our passengers were all smiles back at Victoria’s inner harbour as we docked, yet another amazing adventure 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.