It certainly was a great day for an adventure. The sun was out and the winds light as our Skipper Scotty slipped the Ocean Magic from Victoria’s inner harbour. He headed us south in a search to find members of the southern resident community of Orca. We worked our way south and the east towards Hein Bank. Here we found members of J and K pod’s spread out and feeding. We observed these apex predators chasing salmon down, fluke slapping and spy hops. Dan and Liz our Naturalist answered all the questions and passed on a wealth of information about these apex predators. We then spotted a pair of Humpback Whales not far away. We got some great views of these gentle giants as they came up for air. Our guests were treated to 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.