Ocean Magic Marine Wildlife Adventure May 16

May 19, 2013

There is always much to see on the west coast of BC when one takes a trip with ‘Prince of Whales.’ It was a stunning day, in May, with picturesque scenery all around. Our Capt. Jeff, biologist Mika, and naturalist Jenn knew just where to find Orca this afternoon. The Ocean Magic set a course east and north up Haro Strait, where we encountered 4 ‘ Bigg’s’ Transient, killer Whales. The T 65’s, a family of three orca and a large male,
T 63, affectionately named ‘Chainsaw ‘ because of his chewed up dorsal fin, were traveling together. These whales are the apex killers of the marine world and they take marine mammals as prey items. Awesome to watch when on the hunt. Our return journey back to Victoria gave us looks at 2 Steller sea lions on the Kelp Reef marker. Harbour Seals, a Bald eagle, several Surf Scoters, Pigeon Guillemots all added interest for our wildlife trip. Our guests on board thoroughly enjoyed their west coast experience.

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.