There is always something to look at when one takes a wildlife trip with ‘ Prince of Whales.’ Victoria is surrounded by incredible scenery and an abundance of marine mammals within these cold, but rich nutrient waters. The Saturday afternoon 1 pm Zodiac, with Capt. Jeff at the helm, headed us east to find Transient Orca! We found the whales traveling very slowly inshore along Lopez Island. The whole group seemed to be in a very mellow mood, resting while milling about. What a magical encounter with these whales once again. Jeff shared his knowledge with our international and local guests about Killer Whales and our amazing marine ecosystem. The return trip gave us views of gulls, air craft and some marine traffic, the ” deep seas” freighters and tankers, that traverse the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It was a great to be on the west coast enjoying Nature!
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.