It was another beautiful day in Victoria, sun and blue skies. The Ocean Magic slipped from its berth in Victoria’s inner harbour. Our Skipper David took us out in the Strait of Juan De Fuca in search of wildlife. Our crew of Marine Biologist Mika and Naturalist Jen, filled our passengers with information on this amazing marine habitat. We caught up with J Pod off San Juan Island. These Resident Orca were milling around, spy hops, inverted on the surface and tail slaps. Truly a magical visit with these fish eating Killer Whales. Yet another awesome adventure 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.