It was another fantastic afternoon of wildlife seeking, here on the westcoast. Capt. Gord and Naturalist’s Dan and Emily, Jenn and Claire took the Ocean Magic 2 vessel out of the harbour under somewhat cloudy skies, however, they soon turned to sunshine. We headed south to reports of Killer Whales. These are the fish eating Southern Resident Killer Whales, preferring Chinook/King salmon. Many of the whales were foraging. We watched these magnificent Orca, breach and tail-lob a they worked the water for salmon. What an exhilaration trip with Prince of Whales once again!
Most of the images on the blog are shot with a 400 mm telephoto lens. 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.