Ocean Magic Marine Wildlife Adventure Oct 28

October 31, 2012

Our Ocean Magic Marine Wildlife Adventure today was set against a lovely fall day, calm seas and high overcast skies. Our Skipper Dave, took us East past Oak Bay and then North up Haro Strait. As we headed along we were joined by some playful Dall’s Porpoise, they zipped around our ship and played our wake, just amazing! We then stopped off a few small islands and took in the sights of Harbour Seals, Bald Eagles, Surf Scoters and Brandt’s Cormorants. We then found 2 Humpback Whales. We had a Mom BCY0324 and calf. Our crew of naturalists Jenn, Jeff and Dan past along their extensive marine wildlife knowledge of our area and our wildlife. We watched them as they would show their massive tails as the dove deep. Yet another amazing adventure with Prince Of Whales!

Marie, ‘Orca-Magic,’ Clint, ‘ Orcawizard.’

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.