The Ocean Magic Marine Wildlife Adventure on July 14 was set against blue skies and calm water. Our Skipper Capt. Scott took us east to San Juan Island. Here Capt. Scott put us in excellent position to view some of the Orca of L Pod. We observed L22 Spirit, L79 Skana and L89 Solstice. They were working the shoreline, slowly heading south as they foraged for salmon. Our crew of Casey, Jen and Lindsay filled our passengers with a wealth of knowledge of these magnificent marine mammals and this diverse ecosystem. The Orca would rise from their dives and break the still surface of the Salish Sea, sun glistening on their backs as the slipped back into the deep. This was yet another awesome day 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.