Ocean Magic Marine Wildlife Adventure May 4

May 5, 2013

The Ocean Magic May 4 trip was amazing. Our Skipper Jeff took us out of Victoria’s Inner Harbour and out into the sunny skies and flat calm water. Our crew of First Mate/Marine Biologist Mika, Naturalists Jen and Lindsay filled our passengers with information of this wonderful marine habitat. We headed east across Victoria’s waterfront and then north up Haro Strait. We stopped off at Kelp Reef and took in the sights of a Steller Sea Lion’s and Cormorants. We then headed further north and caught up with a Humpback Whale. This large majestic whale would take a few breaths on the surface, then dive deep lifting its tail clear of the water. In the back ground Mt. Baker was covered in snow, making a wonderful backdrop. On the way back in to Victoria we stopped of at one of the many small islands and took in the sights of Harbour Seals, basking in the sun. This was a super trip, our passengers were all smiles as we headed back into Victoria!

Clint “Orcawizard”, Marie “Orca-Magic”

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.