Ocean Magic Marine Wildlife Adventure April 1

April 17, 2012

It certainly was a great day for an adventure. The sun was out and the winds light as our Skipper Gord slipped the Ocean Magic from Victoria’s inner harbour. He headed us west past Race Rocks and beyond. We took in the sights of Vancouver Islands rugged coastline as we searched for wildlife. Or crew of Casey and Dan answered all the questions and passed on a wealth of information about the wonders of our marine enviorment. Our trip back through Race Rocks Ecological Reserve brought us a viewing of five Elephant Seals. These Elephant Seals take their name from the large proboscis that resembles an elephants trunk. Elephant Seals and spend over 80% of their time in the water, and an amazing statistic of the Elephant seal is that it can hold its breath underwater for over 30 minuets. There was also many Harbour Seals and a large variety of seabirds, Cormorants, Gulls, Pigeon Guillemots and Oyster Catchers. Our guests were treated to yet another great marine wildlife adventure with Prince Of Whales!

Clint “Orcawizard”, Marie “Orca-Magic”

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.