Ocean Magic Marine Wildlife Adventure May 6 12:15

May 7, 2012

The Sun was shining and the seas were calm for the 12.15pm Ocean Magic as we left the harbour with Capt. Gord at the helm. Naturalists Dan and Claire gave an expert presentation of our safety procedures and discussed the possible wildlife to be found in these nutrient rich waters. There were many sail boats, with sails flying high as we made our way east past Victoria’s picturesque waterfront. We then headed north up Haro Strait to find Transient Killer Whales reported just off Spieden Island. These apex hunters were the T18′s and T002C′s. They appeared to be in traveling mode and active. Transient Killer Whales are the marine mammal hunters, preferring seals, sea lions, porpoise and dolphins and even small whales. At Green Point on Spieden Island we watched several Stellar Sea Lions in the water. On our way back home, we took in the sights of Discovery Island. Our guests on board were thrilled with this encounter and were all smiles when we disembarked at the dock in Victoria. Another great trip with Prince of Whales!

Clint “Orcawizard”, Marire “Orca-Magic”

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.