It was another fantastic Sunday afternoon of wildlife seeking, here on the west coast. Capt. Anthony and Naturalist’s Casey and Emily took the Ocean Magic 2 vessel out of the harbour under clear blue skies. We were headed East across Haro Strait over to San Juan Island. Here we found J pod, these are the fish eating Southern Resident Killer Whales, preferring Chinook/King salmon. Mothers and their youngsters were close inshore, and the large males further off shore. We watched these magnificent Orca spy-hop, breach and tail-lob. What an exhilaration trip with Prince of Whales once again!
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.