It was another fantastic Saturday morning of wildlife seeking, here on the westcoast. Capt. Scott and Marine Biologist Mika, Naturalist’s Liz and Mckyla took the Ocean Magic II vessel out of the harbour under clear skies. We headed east to San Juan Island, here we found most of L pod. These are the fish eating Southern Resident Killer Whales, preferring Chinook/King salmon. Many of the whales were foraging, L12 Alexis and L41 Mega were identified, Mothers and their youngsters were close inshore. What an exhilaration trip with Prince of Whales once again!
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.