Our 9am Ocean Magic Marine Wildlife Adventure was perfect. Our Skipper Jeff took us out of Victoria’s picturesque inner harbour and out east to San Juan Island. Here we viewed Orca. These were members of L Pod, salmon eating Killer Whales. They were spread out along the shoreline, small groups here and there. All working the water for salmon, rising a few times for air, then diving deep in search of fish. We observed breaching, spy hops, tail lobs, tail slaps, pec slaps and chin slaps as these apex predators worked their was south along the shoreline. Our guests were all smiles after yet another amazing time on the water with Prince of Whales!
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.