It certainly was a great day for an adventure. The sun was out and the winds light as our Skipper Scott slipped the Ocean Magic II from Victoria’s inner harbour. He headed us east to San Juan Island to find members of J Pod part of the southern resident community of Orca. The whales were heading north along the shoreline, spread out and feeding. We also saw a whale research vessel that was working close along side the whales as they headed along the shoreline. We observed these apex predators chasing salmon down, fluke slapping and spy hops. Yet another great marine wildlife adventure with Prince Of Whales!
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.