Ocean Magic Wildlife Adventure Sept 11 3:30

September 18, 2011

With Capt. Scott in the wheelhouse this Sunday afternoon we headed west to encounter the Transient Killer whales once again. Our biologist, Mika shared her wealth of knowledge with our guests on board. The conditions on the water were so calm that we could see for miles. Two family groups of these top predators, Transient Orca, had met up together and were now slowly moving west. It was so still and peaceful this afternoon we could hear and see the ‘blows’ of the Orca as they traveled together. A tiny baby calf was seen once again. A visit to Race Rocks, Ecological Reserve gave us good looks at California, and Steller Sea Lions as well as Harbour Seals. The late afternoon sunshine and clear skies were just what our guests needed to enjoy the glorious scenery of the westcoast of BC, and the exciting wildlife.
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.