Ocean Magic Wildlife Adventure May 12 12:15

May 13, 2012

The Ocean Magic 2 vessel left Victoria at 12:15pm Saturday afternoon with Capt. Gord in the wheelhouse. Crew members, Dan and Jenn discussed with our guests the variety of wildlife that could be seen on any of ‘Prince of Whales ‘ adventures. This afternoon we headed west to Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. Several species of bird were seen as well as Elephant Seals, Stellar Sea Lions and Harbour Seals lounging on rocks. After our visit to this most southerly point of Vancouver Island, we headed South East and found some Transient Orca T10’s, T77’s and T26’s. They were three groups, in close proximity. We watched each group and they slowly began to form up. Just a perfect viewing of these Apex Predators.. With ideal conditions we headed back to the harbour and were able to enjoy the scenery and some of the marine traffic that traverse these busy waters.

Clint “Orcawizard”, Marie “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.