It was a beautiful afternoon shaping up for the 12.15pm Ocean Magic II as we left the harbour with Capt. Scott in the wheelhouse. We turned west and followed the shoreline to find Dall’s Porpoise off Sooke. These guys zipped back and forth as the rode our bow wake. We then found a Humpback Whale, we watched as it dove deep showing its massive tail. Our trip the took us to see a Transient Killer Whale T31. Transient Killer Whales are the marine mammal hunters, preferring seals, sea lions, porpoise and dolphins and even small whales. Our guests on board were thrilled with this encounter and were all smiles when we disembarked at the dock in Victoria. Another great trip with Prince of Whales!
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.