Ocean Magic Wildlife Adventure Sept 11 12:15

September 18, 2011

Our Sunday noon trip headed west once out of the harbour. Capt Scott and crew members, Mika, Liz and Brandon, took the Ocean Magic west to Beecher Bay, where three Transient Killer Whales were on a mission, scouring the shore of the bay for prey items. We watched these apex predators traveling between the small Islands and kelp beds in this area. Our guests, enjoyed the rugged scenery and the wildlife that frequents these nutrient rich waters. It was great to encounter T 31 again , the lone male Transient Orca, searching each small bay for his favourite snacks. He was traveling slowly west and appeared to be heading to Race Rocks lighthouse where harbour seals’ haul out ‘ on the many rocks in this area. Our time was soon over so we headed back to the harbour. Another Humpback whale was seen briefly near the Albert Head area. What a fantastic trip in ideal conditions once again.
Clint “Orcawizard”, Marie “Orcamagic”

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.