The Ocean Magic II slipped out of Victoria’s Inner Harbour and out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Here our skipper Scotty, took us south east to meet up with K and L pod. These resident Killer Whales were working their way east towards San Juan Island. They were in traveling formation, taking a few breaths and then down for a little as they worked through the calm water. Our crew filled out passengers with information on the whales and our surrounding area, as well as identifying Mega and the L55 family. This was yet another great adventure 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.