Ocean Magic Marine Wildlife Adventure June 25

July 2, 2013

It was an adventure this afternoon to seek out Humpback whales that had been reported earlier. Capt. Scott, and crew members Claire, Mika and Casey headed the Ocean Magic out of the harbour and turned west. Although the clouds were around, conditions were good for spotting wildlife. We travelled toward Race Rocks ecological reserve to see what was hauled out for the day. Harbour Seals were plentiful. Pigeon Guillimots, sea birds, were evident too. Several Harbour Porpoise and two Dall’s were seen later in our trip. Our crew members gave an interesting synopsis of the variety of wildlife to be found in these cold, but nutrient rich waters. The whales were out there somewhere today, but they remained illusive during the 12.15 trip. Despite the lack of sightings of whales this afternoon our guests enjoyed their time on the waters off Victoria.

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.