The Ocean Magic 2 vessel left Victoria at 12:15 Tuesday afternoon with Capt. Gord in the wheelhouse. Crew members discussed with our guests the variety of wildlife that could be seen on any of ‘Prince of Whales ‘ adventures. This afternoon we headed west in search of Transient Orca that had been reported but could not find them. We checked out the wildlife at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Several species of bird were seen as well as Elephant Seals and Harbour Seals lounging on rocks. We also saw a Pigeon Guillemot with fish at this location! After our visit to this most southerly point of Vancouver Island, we headed over to San Juan Island to see some of L Pod Orca that were foraging. They were well spread out but we found L 77 with her new calf L119 still very orange looking who spy hoped several times in very choppy seas. It was an exhilarating wildlife trip with Prince of Whales.
Marie “Orca-Magic”, Marice “Spirit Orca”
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.