It certainly was an afternoon to be on the water. The sun was hiding, but the wilds were calm.. We observed many forms of marine craft plying the waters as we headed out on the water. We had a report of Orca way north of Victoria so Capt David and his crew Jenn and Dan, headed the vessel north up Haro Strait. Members of J Pod, salmon eating Resident Orca were heading north. It was along this shoreline that we saw members of J Pod including J 27, “Blackberry”. Most of the whales of J Pod were spread far apart and actively foraging. It was truly a magical trip with glimpses of our favourite whales, the 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.