Our late Saturday afternoon trip took us back out east in the sunshine, past Tral Island Lighthouse and harbour seals, viewed resting on low lying rocks. We continued across Haro Strait to the west coast of San Juan Island where we encountered members of K Pod. Although the sea was somewhat choppy, our Capt. Scott put us in an excellent position to see these magical marine mammals that prefer to eat Chinook Salmon, the largest of Salmon species found in these waters. Behaviours of tail slapping, head stands and breaching were evident as we watched the Orca travel south. They appeared to be foraging on salmon. Our expert Biologists on board, Casey and Jen explained to our guests all about the incredible variety of life found in these nutrient rich, cold waters. This was another exciting trip once again with ‘ Prince of Whales.’
Most of the images on the blog are shot with a 400 mm & 600 mm telephoto lenses. 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.