It was a beautiful afternoon shaping up for the 12.15pm Ocean Magic 2 as we left the harbour with Capt. Gord in the wheelhouse and Naturalists Casey, Emily and Claire discussed the possible wildlife to be found in these nutrient rich waters. The sun was shinning as we turned east and then north up Haro Strait to find the 5 Transient Killer whales reported just off James Island. These are the marine apex hunters, 5 whales working their way south. They appeared to be in traveling mode. These killer whales are the marine mammal hunters, preferring seals, sea lions, porpoise and dolphins and even small whales. We then headed back to the Victoria waterfront when out keen eyed Skipper found two Humpback Whales. What a trip, our guests on board were thrilled with this encounter and were all smiles when we disembarked at the dock in Victoria. Another great trip with Prince of Whales!
Clint “Orcawizard”, Marine “Orca-Magic”
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.