The sun shone, the seas were flat calm as the 12.15 Ocean Magic headed north up Haro Strait once out of the harbour. Capt. Scott and our all female crew of Marine Biologist Mika, Naturalists Liz and Mckyla provided our guests with a fun filled and educational trip as we encountered some of the wildlife found here on the westcoast. We found the Orca of L pod and J pod working the waters off San Juan Island. These are the apex predators of the marine environment. What a great trip, once again, full of westcoast wildlife for our international guests.
Most of the images on the blog are shot with a 400 mm telephoto lens. 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.